Editing for Publication 2

Course Code: WRIT 5502

Academic Year: 2020-2021

Students work and rework their own and others' manuscripts to bring them to a professional, publishable level. They outline the characteristics of simple and plain writing styles and contrast those with the features and elements of mid-style as well as more complex and higher forms of writing. They practise the avoidance of awkward syntax, grammatical errors, inconsistent verb tenses, incorrect punctuation and the use of archaic words and phrases. They work on critiquing manuscripts for problems relating to style, plot, characterization, description, syntax and other elements and prepare rewrites as needed.