Is editing the career for you? Through course reading, exercises, and assignments, we will introduce you to the roles and responsibilities of editors, as well as the knowledge and skills editors need to succeed. We’ll also explore the world of the editor and examine different aspects of editing—structural editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, and proofreading.
Editors and Editing: An Introduction
Instructional hours: 12
For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Identify the role and responsibilities of an editor, including the skills editors need
- Describe how editing fits into the publishing process
- Recognize and correct basic weaknesses and errors related to substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing and proofreading
- Demonstrate basic skills in the major stages of editing
How will I learn?
- Course readings
- Assignments and exercises
How will I be evaluated?
- Participation in weekly discussions
- Weekly exercises
- Final assignment
Textbooks and learning materials
All course materials are available online.
Online hardware and software requirements
You will need access to word-processing software with a track changes feature, such as Microsoft Word.
You will also need access to a printer and a scanner.