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Course Topics

Subjects taught by Bevi Chagnon
The topics and software applications listed below can be taught in any of our formats:

  • Ongoing open-enrollment classes at PubCom
  • Custom private classes at PubCom
  • Custom training at your organization
  • Combo package: custom-designed templates and private training

Contact Bevi Chagnon to discuss your training needs.

508 Accessibility

Adobe Acrobat & Add-ons

  • Acrobat PDFs
  • Create and optimize Acrobat PDFs for websites
  • Make press-quality PDF’s for printed publications
  • Acrobat forms & processing
  • 508 Accessible PDFs


Cross Media & Workflows

  • Print, Web, digital media, and Section 508 Accessibility: how to make your content work across all media for a smoother workflow
  • XML workflows for Word, InDesign, and cross-media publishing.

Web Design & Development

Adobe Dreamweaver

  • Basic website design, templates & management
  • Advanced features, CSS, and forms
  • XML & Dreamweaver
  • Deploying Dreamweaver in an enterprise environment
  • Building 508-compliant websites with Dreamweaver

Adobe Fireworks

  • Basic graphics, photos, and navigation systems
  • Advanced features, interface design, and prototyping

Adobe Contribute

  • Maintaining your website with Contribute

Website Design

  • GUI (Graphical User Interface) design

Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design

Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Certified ExpertBasic features for desktop publishing
  • Tables, technical documents, and advanced features for long documents
  • InDesign Quick (for experienced PageMaker and QuarkXPress users only)
  • Creative InDesign: tricks for designers only
  • InDesign and Data-Driven Publications (advanced, focusing on directories and other data-driven publications)

Best Practices

  • Preparing Flawless Files for Press
  • Getting the best with cross-media publishing
  • Do’s, don’ts and tips for better print publications
  • For IT support staff: hardware & software requirements for publication specialists; review of industry compliance requirements

Graphic Design

  • Graphic design 101 for better newsletters, books, and government documents

MS Word and Excel

  • For writers and editors: Get a Grip on Your Word Files (seminar that helps Word users create better documents for 508-accessibility and cross-media publishing)
  • Formatting Excel spreadsheets for 508 accessibility

Graphics & Animation

Adobe Photoshop

  • Scan and adjust photos for printed publications
  • Scan and adjust photos for websites and multimedia


  • Basic features
  • Advanced features

Adobe Illustrator

  • Basic features
  • Advanced features

GIF Animation

Flash Animation

Digital Photography

  • Introduction (choosing a camera, reviewing features, etc.)
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced (enhancing photos with Photoshop Elements)

Why Choose PubCom for Your Training?

Bevi Chagnon is a well-known expert in Washington communications, and works extensively with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, and businesses. She knows and understands the particular issues behind your publications and websites.

» More reasons why you'll receive the best training available from PubCom.

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Conferences and Seminars

Bevi is an experienced presenter at conferences, workshops, and meetings for small and large audiences.

Any of the topics on this page or in our course catalog can be customized into shorter versions for 1 hour, 2 hour, or longer sessions.

Just ask!

Some organizations that have featured Bevi for presentations include:

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • National Park Service
  • Communication Connections
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Old Takoma Business Association
  • American Association of Association Executives
  • MultiCom Expo
  • 40+ of Washington, DC
  • Bookbinders of Washington, DC
  • Applied Physic Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University

Contact PubCom if you have a training need you don't see on this list.

We can create a custom training curriculum for you!