The Writing Process: Editing for Writers

Course Code: PWRT 5001

Academic Year: 2020-2021

Editing for Writers This course provides a major focus on the revising techniques that are most helpful to writers, including substantive, line-level, copyediting and proofreading. Students review grammar and punctuation systems, style guides, copyediting marks, accuracy, fact-checking, stylistic elements, diction, usage, conciseness, and clarity. Students practise both substantive and line-level editing of a variety of documents (general, technical, online) in a variety of settings (electronic, print). Students also practise editing diverse voices into a consistent voice and work both individually and collaboratively on document editing. Moreover, the course provides an overview of basic document design principles such as layout, consistency and readability.