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There are 8 lessons in this course:

1.Introduction to Editing
◦State of the Art
◦Scope and nature of the work
◦Traditional and modern editing
◦Editing terminology
◦Writing job specifications.


2.Refining Text Exiting
◦Common traps
◦Proofing documents
◦How much editing is appropriate
◦Who does what
◦More terminology.

3.Editing Headings in something
◦Headlines and Captions
◦Supporting material
◦More terminology


4.Proofing Graphics
◦Line drawings
◦Technical illustrations
◦Half tones
◦Electronic processing of graphic images
◦Bits and colour depth
◦Pixels and resolution
◦Colour and black and white
◦Image formats
◦Types of files
◦Processing graphics
◦Choosing and designing with photos
◦What does the editor need to do with graphics
◦Electronic publishing

5.Editing and Design
◦Layout and design
◦Page ayout
◦Desktop publishing software
◦What is desktop publishing
◦Image manipulation.


6.Matching Style and Context
◦Targeting the reader


7.Legal and Ethical Issues
◦Legal and ethical issues in publishing
◦Copyright free materials
◦Copyright misconceptions
◦Contract law
◦Right to privacy
◦Reporting restrictions
◦Law and the internet
◦CD/film and other electronic publishing


8.Editing Project
◦A practical editing project to end the course and utilise your new skills.

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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