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Course Description

If you have found yourself wishing that you could create sentences that are clearer, simpler, and better understood by others, this course is for you. If you have found yourself pensively contemplating the placement of a single comma in something you have written or the written work of someone else, you will relish in the content presented within this course.
 

Writing well in any setting requires a true appreciation for the recipient—the reader. Using the written word to express anything of importance can be challenging, though, because when one writes, one is sharing a sense of what makes us human. This awareness is essential for solid editing.
 

In this hands-on course, we will use Standard American English to explore key techniques for proofreading, copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, structural editing, content editing and collaborating with writers. Attendees will begin by learning and utilizing proofreaders’ marks—both in the left and right margins and the corresponding lines of text—that indicate and correct errors within hard copy of typed text. We will then move to onscreen editing.
 

Whether you want to polish your own writing, hone your skills so as to edit the manuscripts of others, or simply build your confidence as an expert in all elements of the English language, you will enjoy this fun, interactive, and exploratory course that celebrates the concept of writing well.

Course Outline

Topics Include:

  • How to edit in American English for a variety of audiences and content types, including corporate communications, web publications, fiction and narrative nonfiction
  • Grammatical rules and how to utilize standard and customized style guides
  • Online editing and content management tools and best practices
  • Characteristics of various professional environments and strategies for determining the best fit for you as an editor
  • Develop skills by editing excerpts of text crafted by real authors

Recommendations

Who Should Attend?

  • Those interested in workplace or freelance copyediting and proofreading
  • Those who have an appreciation for writing, and editing, with an eye for precision
  • Individuals looking to hone editorial skills for the purposes of improving their own writing or assisting others
  • Those looking to advance their careers in any number of professions by working to perfect their writing
  • Anyone interested in further contemplating the intricacies, and idiosyncrasies, within the English language

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series

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Section Title
Proofreading and Copyediting Fundamentals
Type
Online
Days
M, W
Time
8:30AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2020 to Oct 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Instructors
Section Notes

The course will be held via Zoom. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click on the link, which will be provided to you prior to the online seminar. You will also receive a digit-number (Meeting ID), which is necessary to join the online course.

For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, click here.

 

Section Title
Proofreading and Copyediting Fundamentals
Type
Online
Days
M, W
Time
8:30AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Dec 14, 2020 to Dec 16, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Instructors
Section Notes

The course will be held via Zoom. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click on the link, which will be provided to you prior to the online seminar. You will also receive a digit-number (Meeting ID), which is necessary to join the online course.

For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, click here.

 

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