This Course Brings the Theory and Practice of Editing and Proofreading Together
"I found the course to be extremely helpful. It has given me the confidence and skills to present my work to publishers."
- Comment from a student (Dilys)
This course takes you through the processes of editing for a specific publication, submitting work for publication, and meeting the requirements of an editor and publisher.
Working to Specifications
Editing Articles for Online Publications
Submitting Articles for Online Publications
Preparing and submitting Layout for publication
Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing/editing tutor), you will learn to edit according to specific criteria, deal with a publisher, and communicate effectively with others involved in the publishing process.
This module gives you hands-on experience in copy editing an online publication. You will work with a tutor (member of our academic staff) who will oversee your role as copy editor for an online publication.
Why is this such a valuable experience?
It is difficult to get a start in the publishing industry. Publishers are usually swamped by people seeking employment, and applicants may not even be considered unless they have already worked in the publishing field. This means that many qualified graduates never even get the opportunity to show what they can do!
This module gives our students just what they need – experience of copy editing. The module gives you that opportunity to work on a real-life publication. With something to show publishers, you have a much better chance of gaining employment in this field. On graduation, you will have a body of work that shows your experience in copy editing for online publications.
Gain hands-on experience as an editor in a student publishing team! In this module, you will develop essential practical knowledge and skills that you will need in your career as editor or publisher. Under the guidance of a mentor (a member of our academic staff), you will plan, design, write, and publish a magazine, journal, or other publication. Think how that will look on your resumé!
Feedback from one of our students in this course (Kathleen Box)
I took the course because I needed to learn to edit electronically. My previous editing course dealt almost exclusively with manual editing. What I wasn't prepared for was that a good deal of emphasis was placed on writing as much as editing. I found this very valuable, given that I actually prefer to write, but I also think you need to be able to edit as well.
I'm sixty-one and have done quite a few courses over the years, but I've never struck a tutor quite like Karin before. Karin continually challenged me and I rose to it every time. I had to repeat some of my work, but I did so willingly. What makes her so unusual is her positive attitude. I don't feel that she actually criticized me, but always made constructive suggestions aimed at improving my work, which is why I never minded repeating it. I am also grateful for the way she helped me to sell my writing for the first time. All my published work up to when I sold my first article last year was unpaid work. Her suggestions have also helped me to understand that there are many different types of writing and I would like to do a course in advanced freelance writing