Professional Copy Editing
Introduction to Professional Copy Editing introduces students to the editing of materials from a number of sources, both literary and scientific, in order to strengthen writing skills by sharpening the students eye for detail and, thus, the ability to recognize and correct errors and awkward grammatical constructions. Students will learn the specifics of editorial notation, the rigors of following the points of specific style manuals, and the requirements for creating a clean and correct final document. In learning these skills, students will be acquiring not only the marketable ability to copy edit manuscripts, but also the knowledge and awareness needed to become better writers of their own material.
Prerequisite: ENG-112; Must complete 60 credits before taking this course or have permission of the Program Director.