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Editing and Proofreading Level 3

Open Study College
Course summary
379 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance
Course description

Course description

Unit 1: Getting Started

  • Differences between proofreading and editing
  • Different types of editing
  • Marking up and edited file electronically
  • BSI proofreading marks

Unit 2: Consider your Audience

  • Editing a text for a targeted audience
  • Difference styles of English
  • Compare style guides
  • Setting up a style sheet
  • Conventions for different types of writing

Unit 3: Grammar and Punctuation

  • Common punctuation errors
  • Grammatical mistakes
  • Using a spell checker and its shortcomings

Unit 4: Enhancing the Text

  • Dealing with legal issues in the text
  • Ambiguity
  • Flow
  • Point of view
  • Repetition
  • Continuity

Unit 5: Proofreading

  • Tracking and kerning
  • Marking up errors
  • Widows and orphans and eliminating them
  • Using italics and emboldening
  • Checking tables and figures
  • Elements that make up a book
  • Working practices to improve proofreading
  • Layout errors and correcting them

Unit 6: Larger issues and working as a freelance editor

  • Fact check to an appropriate level
  • Different approaches to working with fiction and non-fiction
  • Addressing structural issues
  • How to work as a freelance editor/proof reader

Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 379.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 71.85 with a deposit of GBP
47.90 totalling 479

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