The Keys to Effective Editing

Ask any published writer and you will hear that a good editor is not just helpful, but essential. If you aspire to be an editor, this copyediting course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction. If you’re already working as an editor, you will not only brush up on your skills, but will also learn about recent advances in your chosen profession. If you’re a writer, you will learn essential self-editing tools to give your manuscripts the professional look that publishers like to see.

From the language of editing to grammar, punctuation, and syntax to the all-important relationships between editor, author, and publisher, every facet of editing will be explored in this copyeditor course. Online editing is gaining popularity; its complexities will be unraveled and its advantages and pitfalls explored. Can you make a living as an editor? Tips and resources for finding work will be addressed at length. When you finish with this course, you will feel confident enough to tackle even the most complex of manuscripts.

Duration: 3 Months

  • Details
    • Examine the roles of the copy editor and other editors who work within the publishing industry
    • Utilize the copy editors’ symbols, try your hand at editing electronically, and practice editing PDFs
    • Discover the tools editors use to produce clarity and consistency
    • Apply the basics of grammar and punctuation that copy editors need to know
    • Learn to apply editing rules and guidelines for spelling, capitalization, and number usage
    • Recognize the rules governing abbreviations and hyphens, and discover the basics of bibliographies and copyright law
    • Identify the editing needs of tables, charts, and photos, and discover the components of front and back matter
    • Explore ways to build and maintain good editor-author-publisher relationships
  • Course Outline

    What Editors Do
    The Mechanics of Copyediting
    Tools to Increase Accuracy
    Grammar and Punctuation
    Spelling, Capitalization, and Numbers
    Syntax and Style
    Abbreviations and Hyphens, Bibliographies and Copyright Law
    Photos and Tables, Front and Back Matter
    Fiction Editing
    The Editor-Author-Publisher Relationship
    Word Usage
    Finding Work as an Editor

  • Requirements


    Although this course will teach English grammar, punctuation, and style, you must be fluent in English and have a better-than-average spelling ability.


    Hardware Requirements:

    • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

    Software Requirements:

    • PC: Windows XP or later.
    • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
    • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
    • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
    • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


    • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Course Fee: USD 120Now available at Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakstan and Sri Lanka

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