Intermediate Copyediting

Refine your eye and increase your efficiency as a copy editor

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Emmy Favilla

Intermediate Copyediting

$129
*Avantguild discount applied at checkout
  • Self-paced instruction
  • 12 video lessons
  • 2 hours of lesson content
  • Editing exercises
  • Led by an industry expert
  • Lifetime access
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Who Should Take This Course

Copy Editors, Writers, Copywriters, Editors

Skills You Will Learn

Solve the most troublesome punctuation issues like commas, semicolons and hyphens

Appropriately use quotes and what types of quotes to use

Dos and Don’ts of using homophones and homonyms

Apply indicative, imperative and conjunctive moods in writing

Recognize and correct parts of speech—prepositions, conjunctions, antecedents, demonstrative pronouns and interjections

Elevate awareness and ensure consistency and integrity with sensitive content such as politics, race and ethnicity, gender-related topics and mental wellness

Why Take This Course

Boost your confidence and skills in copyediting. This level-2 course will refine your eye and awareness to more complex writing. Dive into tense and mood, misused and inappropriate language, agreement and punctuation errors. Increase your copyediting speed and efficiency while sharpening your judgement and accuracy. Feel confident in your ability to ensure any content that crosses your desk is readable, consistent and on brand.

Session 1

Foundations and Then Some

  • Lesson 1: Course Outcomes - What You Will Learn
  • Lesson 2: The Importance of Punctuation: It’s More Than You Think of Punctuation
  • Lesson 3: Commas, Commas, Commas
  • Lesson 4: Quotation Marks
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Session 2

Grammar and Spelling

  • Lesson 1: Homonyms and Homophones
  • Lesson 2: Capitalization Conundrums
  • Lesson 3: Moods
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Session 3

Agreement and Using Tricky Words

  • Lesson 1: Parts of Speech
  • Lesson 2: Singular v. Plural Antecedents
  • Lesson 3: Subjective and Objective Pronouns
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Session 4

Appropriate Language for Sensitive Topics

  • Lesson 1: Disease and Disability, Suicide
  • Lesson 2: Politics, Immigration and Sexual Assault
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About the Instructor

Emmy Favilla

9 Courses

Emmy Favilla is the copy chief at BuzzFeed, where she oversees a team of five international copy editors, and co-author of the BuzzFeed Style Guide. She is the former copy chief of Teen Vogue and has also worked as a staff and freelance copy editor for Seventeen, Natural Health, Domino, Blender, and Lucky magazines. Emmy attended the University of the Arts London and holds a B.A. in Journalism from New York University.