Editing II Distance Learning Course
ACS Distance Education
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Editing II Home Study Course
Study Editing II via Distance Learning
IMPROVE YOUR EDITING AND PROOF READING SKILLS WITH THIS EXCELLENT COURSE
"I found the course to be extremely helpful. It has given me the confidence and skills to present my work to publishers."
There are eight lessons in this module as follows:
1. Introduction to Editing - State of the Art - a diverse and skilled job, traditional and modern editing, scope and editing, terminology, writing job specifications.
2. Refining Text Exiting - Common traps - Proofing documents, how much editing, who does what, terminology.
3. Editing Headings, Headlines and Captions - Heading, captions, supporting material, headings, headlines, cations, terminology.
4. Graphics - Line drawings, technical illustrations, half tones, maps, charts, tables, diagrams, electronic processing of graphic images, pixels, bits and colour depth, pixels and resolution, colour and black and white, image formats, types of files, processing graphics, choosing and designing with photos, what does the editor need to do with graphics, electronic publishing, terminology.
5. Editing and Design - Layout and design, page ayout, desktop publishing software, what is desktop publishing, image manipulation.
6. Matching Style and Context - Targeting the reader, style, terminology.
7. Legal and Ethical Issues - Legal and ethical issues in publishing, copyright, copyright free materials, copyright misconceptions, defamation, libel, contract law, right to privacy, reporting restrictions, law and the internet, CD/film and other electronic publishing, terminology.
8. Editing Project - a practical editing project to end the course and utilise your new skills.
To review the current state of editing, determining its scope, nature and trends
To identify and edit text errors that commonly occur in a variety of publishing situations.
To write and edit a variety of different headings and captions.
To select, edit and mark up graphic illustrations.
To edit the layout or design of a publication.
To identify an appropriate style for the context of a publication, and edit the text to match the determined style.
To edit text in order to remove legal and/or ethical risks
Apply a broad range of skills to editing of a lengthy manuscript in a balanced way http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Writing-and-Journalism/EDITING-II-BWR302-524.aspx
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