Editing Essentials

Course Code: BCPW 3002

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course focuses on the revising techniques that are most helpful to writers, including substantive, line-level, copyediting and proofreading practices. Students review grammar and punctuation systems, plain language principles, style guides, copyediting marks, accuracy, fact-checking, stylistic elements, diction, usage, conciseness and clarity. Students practise editing of a variety of documents (general, technical, online) on a variety of platforms (electronic, print). The course also provides an overview of basic document design principles such as layout, consistency and readability.