Want to take your editing and proofreading skills
to the next level?
Good writing has clear meaning and is not complicated by words that are ambiguous or easily misunderstood. To that end, our Professional Editing & Proofreading Advanced course includes further work on grammar and punctuation so you learn to recognise work that’s not up-to-scratch. We’ll also give you ideas on how to fix it.
In addition, some students instinctively practise good English language skills without knowing the theory, so we attempt to de-bug the mystery from good grammar and give you reasons for your choices
Each of the eight modules in the Professional Editing & Proofreading Advanced course comprise an information section, followed by a language component, as well as self-assessment exercises. The five accompanying assignments, which are marked by your tutor, provide practical hands-on editing or proofreading experience.
If you want to further your skills in an industry that could give you a full- or part-time income, then this is the course for you. Enrol today!
PLEASE NOTE: the pre-requisite for enrolling in Lifestyle Learning Direct's Editing & Proofreading Advanced course is the successful completion of our Editing & Proofreading course or equivalent.
KEY AREAS OF LEARNING
- the publishing industry
- structural editing
- non-fiction editing
- working with computers
- typography and page design
- legal and ethical requirements
- career paths
- implications of new technology
- electronic publishing
- other avenues for freelancers
There are eight (8) modules in this course, as follows:
MODULE 1: THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
The publishing team, book publishing stages, personal requirements, the copy editor, specific standards for editing, spelling, sample copy editing pages, grammar, punctuation, style and layout, legalities, the proofreader, sample proofreading page, Module 1 language component, self-assessment activities and assignment.
MODULE 2: STRUCTURAL EDITING
Beginning, climax, ending, show – don’t tell, structural and stylistic editing guidelines, pace and mood, dialogue, structure, sub-plots, characterisation, the Black Spot, introspection, motivation, scenes, effective transitions, Module 2 language component and self-assessment activities.
MODULE 3: NON-FICTION EDITING
Elements of non-fiction, illustrations, tables, graphs and charts, figures, maps, photographs and slides, preliminary and end pages, negotiating changes with an author, academic editing, specialist editing fields (technical, scientific, medical, DIY, legal), style guides, formatting and citation requirements, referencing styles, Module 3 language component, self-assessment activities, self-assessment activities and assignment.
MODULE 4: WORKING WITH COMPUTERS
Effective on-screen editing, highlighting/bolding, inserting comments, Track Changes, other computer tools, grammar and spelling checker, word counter, thesaurus, find and replace, Gunning Fog Index, Microsoft Word® readability checker, typography and fonts for the Internet, photos and slides for websites, Module 4 language component and self-assessment activities.
MODULE 5: TYPOGRAPHY AND FONTS
Typefaces and fonts, roman font versus italic, typeface classifications, serifs, sans serifs, decorative font types, choosing fonts, page layout and imposition, Module 5 language component, self-assessment activities and assignment.
MODULE 6: INDEXING
Professional indexers and what they need to know, skills and education, the indexing process, indexing styles, acknowledging the, a and an in index entries, page references, cross-references, double postings, inversions, the mechanics of indexing, fees and income, indexing as a small business, indexing societies, Module 6 language component and self-assessment activities.
MODULE 7: LEGAL AND ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS
Legal deposit requirements and registration practices, publishing rights, moral rights, copyright, bias, libel, propaganda, discrimination, ISBN, ISSN, business ethics, publishing terms, Module 7 language component, self-assessment activities and assignment.
MODULE 8: CAREER PATHS – agents and manuscript assessment agencies, societies of editors, further formal training, editing and proofreading accreditation, career paths, FAQs, finding work in the editing and proofreading industry, fees, Module 8 language component, self-assessment activities and assignment.
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Even though you are studying at a time and place convenient for you, you still benefit from expert guidance and tuition. Your tutor for this course is experienced in this field and will provide valuable feedback on each assignment you submit.
WRITTEN BY EXPERTS
All courses offered on the Lifestyle Learning Direct website have been written by industry experts and are regularly updated to ensure the information is accurate and relevant.
Don’t worry if you have never studied before; all your lessons are set out in easy-to-understand language, taking you step by step through the course. If you need additional assistance, simply contact Student Services and help will never be far away.
STUDYING ONLINE IS SIMPLE
With online training you have the advantage of being able to study wherever you have access to a computer and the Internet. All your lessons are available on our website for you to view as you need them, or you can save them to your computer and print them so you can take them with you wherever you go.
Lessons 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8 have allied assignments. Once you are comfortable that you understand everything contained in the lesson, simply complete your assignment and upload it to the website for your tutor to mark. Once your tutor has marked your assignment, you will receive an email notifying you that it is ready for collection.
All lessons have associated self-assessment tests, allowing you to test your knowledge straight away.
Part Payments Available
deposit : $308 inc GST
2nd payment : $308 inc GST
Total Cost : $616 inc GST