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Questions and Answers — Introduction to Copyediting

Will completing this course enable me to get a job as a copyeditor?

This course presents the information you need to start copyediting or improve your current copyediting skills, and it offers a few tips on finding work. However, your success in finding jobs will also depend on (1) your copyediting experience and skill, (2) your job-hunting and networking skills, (3) the breadth of your contacts, (4) your résumé-writing, interviewing, and test-taking abilities, (5) employment opportunities in your area (for in-house work), and (6) luck.

Will this course show me how to edit electronically?

The instructor will summarize the process, and you will get some practice in on-screen editing, as well as a brief introduction to typecoding and applying styles in Word. But the course will not discuss in detail working with Word to mark up manuscript. Editcetera offers two one-session programs for editors who want to improve their online editing skills: Microsoft Word for the Wise: Customize That Computer! and Microsoft Word for the Wise: Mastering Track Changes and Global Searches. These two programs, next planned for spring 2018, are complementary but independent. You can take one or both in any order.

What is the refund policy on course fees?

The course fee is not refundable.

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