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Better Proofreading and Copyediting Better Proofreading and Copyediting is a Course

Better Proofreading and Copyediting

Time limit: 90 days

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Full course description

A great editor is like a great mechanic. They look at a piece of writing the same way a mechanic looks at a car: they assess the current state, see if it has any issues, and tune it up so it's good to go. As you can imagine, there is no lack of metaphor to describe the task of editing. This course will help you discern between metaphor and fact to discover the truth of editing. You will learn the foundational principles of copyediting, the golden rules of proofreading, and what professional editors actually do and how you can do it, too.


Learning Outcomes:

Define the three different levels of editing

Identify and correct the most common errors in grammar and punctuation

Recall and apply publishing standards for material like images, front matter, and back matter

Recall the differences between the most popular style guides

Understand how to use and update a customized style sheet for each editorial project

Explain what a professional editor does within the wider publishing process

Recognize and replicate standard editing symbols by hand

Use digital tools like track changes to communicate suggested edits effectively



IACET CEUs: 0.5 (Contact Hours: 5 hours)


Estimated time to complete: 5 hours