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Course Outline — Introduction to Copyediting

Session 1:

Introduction
Course overview
The publishing process, the copyeditor’s role
Some basic principles of editing
Tools

Session 2:

Marking the Manuscript
The manuscript
Copyediting marks
The style sheet
Usage guidelines and style books

Author Care
Introduction to author queries

Session 3:

Grammar Review
The role of formal grammar
Main elements of the sentence
Basic sentence types
Sentence development
Common punctuation issues

Session 4:

The Varieties of Editorial Style
Overview
Names
Spelling, hyphenation, capitalization

Session 5:

More Editorial Style
Numbers
Quotations
Abbreviations and acronyms

Session 6:

Language Editing
Diction / voice and tone
More on querying
Paragraphing
Bias in writing

What Is Developmental Editing?

Session 7:

Other Topics
Review of final assignment
Typecoding
Establishing yourself as a copyeditor
Supporting your physical health at work

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