Editing for Writers

Course Code: PWRT 5001

Academic Year: 2022-2023

This course provides a major focus on the revising techniques that are most helpful to writers, including substantive, copyediting and proofreading best practices. Students review grammar and punctuation systems, style guides, copyediting marks, accuracy, fact-checking, stylistic elements, diction, usage, conciseness and clarity. Students also practise editing documents for a unified voice and work both individually and collaboratively on editing projects. Moreover, the course provides an overview of basic document design principles such as layout, consistency and readability.