FUNDAMENTALS OF EDITING
|Dates:||March 21, 2014|
|Meets:||F from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 1 session|
|Location:||TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CENTER CITY 316|
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
The best writer will always admit that what really makes their prose stand out is good editing. This course will lay the groundwork for you to become a top-notch editor. You'll learn about copy editing and substantive editing, and you'll learn how to edit a piece of writing without losing the author's voice. Among the topics: eliminating jargon and fixing awkward sentences, the difference between editing normal and colloquial writing, and working with authors. You'll also learn how to avoid over-editing. In-class exercises will show you how to put your skills to work. The course will offer a list of useful reference tools for editors, as well as pointers and resources for those seeking a career in editing.