Copyediting and Proofreading: Introduction

Error-free copy—of course you want it, but how do you get it? Learn the rules, techniques, and tricks that professional copyeditors and proofreaders use to improve consistency, correctness, and clarity in documents. Identify and fix the most common errors and weaknesses in your own and others’ writing. Learn how the proper processes and the right tools (style guides, style sheets, dictionaries) make editing more efficient. Apply what you learn to all kinds of editing and proofreading exercises.

View a sample outline for the course.

Required textbook:

  • The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd Edition, or other current Canadian dictionary

Recommended textbook:

  • Einsohn, Amy. The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 3rd Edition

Course Format

The format of this course is in-class.

Available Sessions

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Jan 24-Feb 28, 2019 | Thu | 6:00pm-9:00pm | UBC Robson Square | $590.00

Format: In-Class
Code: AW686W19A
Offered: On Thu
Jan 24-Feb 28, 2019
6 sessions
From: 6:00pm-9:00pm

1nstructor: Frances Peck

Fees / Tuition

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