STUDY EDITING AND PROOFREADING FROM HOME
Editing involves making amendments to written text. The editor has to review what has been written and refine it. This might involve rewriting whole sentences, changing grammar, correcting spelling mistakes, and altering punctuation. It can also include making adjustments to the layout of a page. Proofreading follows editing. It is the final read through written text where usually only minor adjustments to spelling or grammar are made.
This course begins with an outline of publishing and editing and then takes the student through the key elements of editing work. Upon completion the students will be familiar with copy editing processes and proofreading techniques.
This course provides students with a first step toward a career in editing and proofreading. Alone, the course does not make you a professional editor, but it can lead to valuable career opportunities when combined with other courses that develop your knowledge and skills in publishing and journalism.
Graduates of this course may well start with part time work editing websites, newsletters or low circulation magazines, but over time (and perhaps with further study) can work up to full time employment as a proofreader, sub editor, book or magazine editor, copy editor, freelance editor, or even as a publishing assistant or publisher.
ACS Student comment: [Marked
work] comes back quickly and the comments are helpful and detailed if
necessary. The course is very valuable, as it makes me more accustomed
to communicating electronically, which is how everything is done these
days. I’m really enjoying this course. I have a really unpredictable
schedule, so I never really took to other avenues of study. With this
course I can take my time and absorb the material at my own pace. I
think it’s clever and practical. I haven’t had this much fun studying in
years. Michelle de Klerk, Australia - Editing & Proofreading