Copyediting 1: Introduction – e-learning

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How the programme is structured

Unit 1: explains where copyediting fits in the publishing process and how it differs from proofreading; how far to go when copyediting; how the brief from the client can help you judge the level of intervention.

Unit 2: describes the different kinds of publishing contexts in which a copyeditor may work and offers a checklist for efficient working.

Unit 3: explores how the demands of copyediting fiction differ from working on non-fiction texts.

Unit 4: looks at features of non-fiction texts that a copyeditor must deal with, and introduces the concept of notes and referencing.

Unit 5: considers what the copyeditor needs to be aware of when editing humorous texts.

Unit 6: explains how to approach editing texts with illustrations and tables.

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Time allowed for access: 6 months

CIEP upgrade points: completion 2; pass 3

Approximate study time needed to complete the course: 15–20 hours

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  • Work when you want at your own pace – you have six months’ access to the course materials.
  • Your tutor is available for up to one hour of support (usually by email) but they do not mark any of your work.
  • If you need more help, you can buy more tutor hours (£35 per hour).
  • When you have finished the course you can download and print a certificate which states that you have completed the course.
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