Editors and Editing: An Introduction

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.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Ann-Marie Metten $445.00 0 Join Waitlist
Online - - TBD $452.00 11 Register

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
  • Discussions  

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.

We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

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