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Editing Skills Short Course

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Editing is a skill which many people use in the course of day to day activities, whether through work or pleasure. Any position which calls for writing as part of the job profile may require an employee to have a minimum standard of editing skills. Editing may be called for by institutions and by organisations large and small. With most businesses having an online presence too, what they make available to the public through web pages needs to be edited. 

Whilst most people have a reasonably good understanding of what is needed to check a document for spelling errors and formatting problems, many don’t realise how much is involved in in preparing a document for publication. This short course will help you to refine your editing skills and learn new ones. It is aimed at anyone who partakes in editing in daily work as well as those who are seeking opportunities in editing whether through self-employment or in more stable positions. Learn what is required to make a success of this much-needed role. 

 

What is covered in this course?

HOW TO WORK THROUGH THIS COURSE

LESSON 1 HOW MUCH EDITING?
Introduction
Finding a Balance and Setting Priorities
Why Are You Editing?
Fiction and Non-Fiction
Editing Fiction
Editing Non-fiction
Personality Traits of Editors
What do you need to be a good editor?
Dysfunctional Editors
Functional Editors
Editing Traps
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 2 STAGES OF EDITING
Introduction
Editing Steps
Step 1 - Securing the Document
Step 2 - Be clear about what you need to do
Step 3 - Plan
Step 4 - General Editing
Step 5 - Copy Editing
Step 6 - Illustrations
Step 7 - Styling
Example of a Simple Style Guide
Step 8 - Proofreading
Step-By-Step 
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 3 TYPES OF EDITING
What Are Your Editing Criteria?
Improving Content 
Aim for Originality
Maintain Interest
Keep it Current
Make Sure It’s Complete
Improving Readability 
Clarity
Accuracy
Tone and Style
Impact 
Grammar
Spelling
Consistency 
Spelling and Grammar isn’t Constant!
Editing a newsletter
Editing a blog
Editing a print magazine or newspaper
Editing a sales catalogue
Editing a brochure
Editing a fiction book
Editing a non fiction text book
Editing research papers and journal articles
Conclusion 
Review what you have been learning

 

LESSON 4 TOOLS AND LANGUAGE
Editing and Proofreading Symbols
Examples of Proofreading Symbols
Proofreading Tips
IT Tools
Spellcheckers
Auto-correct
Find and Replace
Track Changes
Editing Images 
Plagiarism 
Review what you have been learning

 

LESSON 5 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR EDITORS
Communication
Listening and Talking
Written Communication
Advanced Written Communication
Structure
Style
Content
How Editors Communicate
When and Where Editors Work
Review what you have been learning

 

LESSON 6 FINDING WORK AND SELLING YOURSELF
Editing Today
How to Sell Yourself
Freelancing
Setting Up Your Own Website
Resources
Final Thoughts
Review what you have been learning
Final Assessment

 

FINAL ASSESSMENT



 

 Features:

  • Enrol any time of day or night.
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish).
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish.
  • Work through at your own pace.
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish; and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime.
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.
  • Help desk -email anytime- emails answered every workday admin@acsedu.co.uk

 

Example Pages from the Study Guide

 



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Editing Skills Short Course Editing Skills Short Course
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