Stylistic editing is editing to transform murky, muddled writing into clear, coherent prose. In this course, you will learn how to clarify the meaning, improve the flow and smooth the language of the most turgid text.
The course starts with a brief review of the three different kinds of editing. The course continues with a look at the three main strands in stylistic editing: clarity, flow and language. After that it introduces the communication tools and practices used in stylistic editing.
The final assignment for this course is due one week after the course ends.
Note: The course code for Stylistic Editing was previously EDIT508.