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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. 

 

Course Lessons:

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

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 

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 

LESSON 4 TOOLS AND LANGUAGE

  • Editing and Proofreading Symbols
  • Examples of Proofreading Symbols
  • Proofreading Tips
  • IT Tools
  • Spellcheckers
  • Autocorrect
  • Find and Replace
  • Track Changes
  • Editing Images
  • Plagiarism

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

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

 

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 [email protected]

 

Who is this course for?

This is course is designed for anyone who want to improve their writing skills; journalists, all sorts of writers, teachers, students who want to improve their ability to write articles and reports; for those in the consulting industry; bloggers.

 

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Editing Skills Short Course Editing Skills Short Course
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