Editing calls for careful, close, active, meticulous reading, which requires the development of good habits and instincts. Good editing involves vetting copy for factual errors or missing vital information; being vigilant for inconsistencies; fact-checking thoroughly; adhering to a stylebook to maintain professional standards; and flagging copy that is confusing, unclear, or in some cases, embarrassing. This workshop addresses the skills and strategies needed to assess one’s own work, and be a gatekeeper for the work of colleagues. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of best practices in editing, and how to incorporate them into the workplace. Laptop or tablet with WiFi access required.
Course Fee: $269.00 tuition (non-credit)