Become an effective copy editor



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Welcome to Copyediting

Copy editors and those who utilize copyediting skills are critical content partners because they ensure all published material is readable, on brand, accurate and consistent. This course will give you an introduction to copyediting rules, strategies and tips to apply to your and others’ writing.

Skills You Will Learn

Understand the importance of utilizing industry-standard style manuals, such as The Chicago Manual of Style, in conjunction with house guides

Reword writing, while respecting the author’s style

Choose the proper tense: past, present and future

Identify parts of speech, such as pronouns, adverbs and antecedents

Select and use the correct homophone to maintain your message

Utilize often misused grammar symbols, like en dash and em dash

Session 1

Intro to Copyediting

  • Lesson 1: A Guide to Style Guides
  • Lesson 2: What You Need to Know to Get Started

Session 2

Grammar: The MVP of Copyediting

  • Lesson 1: Common Grammar Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
  • Lesson 2: Hear or Here? Why Word Usage Matters
  • Lesson 3: El, Em, En-Dash: Your Go-To Copyediting Symbols Guide
0h 41m
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