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There are 8 lessons in this course:

1.Introduction to Editing
◦The role and scope of editing
◦Tools for editing
◦Editing skills
◦The production process
◦An overview; who does what in publishing


2.The Mechanics of Clear Writing


3.Assessing Manuscripts
◦Word length
◦Consistencies and inaccuracies
◦The reader’s report
◦Substantive editing
◦The author’s responsibilities
◦The author/editor relationship


4.Copy Editing I
◦What the copy editor does
◦The procedure
◦House style
◦Style sheets


5.Copy Editing II
◦Marking up
◦Parts of a publication
◦Editing non-text material


6.Preparing Copy for Printing
◦Type design
◦Page layout
◦Proof stages


7.Proof Reading


8.The Final Stages
◦Checking final proofs

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


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