Editing I course - distance learning
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Editing Distance Learning Course
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ACS Graduate Comment: "It took me a while but in the end it was a very useful course for my work. I would like to really thank my tutor for all her feedback which improved my proofreading skills. You will see the results in our 2011 catalogue." Premo Jackniacki, Australia - Editing 1 course.
Very few people can immediately write a lucid and well-expressed piece of work. In most cases, the final draft is smoothed and polished so that others can readily understand the writer’s message. It is the editor’s role to improve the quality of the writing, whether it is their own or someone else’s work. Learning to edit requires not only language and writing skills, but also technique.
Introduction to Editing – the role and scope of editing, tools for editing, editing skills, the production process, an overview, who does what in publishing?
The Mechanics of Clear Writing – spelling, punctuation, grammar, language, style, tense.
Assessing Manuscripts – readability, word length, structure, consistencies and inaccuracies, the reader’s report, substantive editing, the author’s responsibilities, the author/editor relationship.
Copy Editing I – what the copy editor does, the procedure, house style, style sheets.
Copy Editing II – marking up, parts of a publication, editing non-text material, illustrations.
Preparing Copy for Printing – type design and page layout, proof stages.
The Final Stages – indexes, blurbs, checking final proofs.
To gain an understanding of the role and scope of editing.
Understand the importance of clear, effective writing throughout all stages of the publishing process.
Describe the procedure of manuscript assessment.
Describe the procedures used by copy editors.
Explain procedures used to prepare copy for printing.
Describe the checks and procedures used in the final stages of preparing and printing publications. http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Writing-and-Journalism/EDITING-1-BWR106--486.aspx
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