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.
You'll learn how to improve word choice, sentence and paragraph construction to clarify meaning. Learn how to structure each paragraph so it has a clear and coherent focus. Discover how using appropriate language, tone, style, and authorial voice is critical for audience understanding.
You will have the opportunity to work with excerpts from nonfiction books and magazine articles.
The final assignment for this course is due one week after the course ends.
Note: The course code for Stylistic Editing was previously EDIT508.