Copyediting 1: Introduction – online
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.
Time allowed for access: 6 months
CIEP upgrade points: 3
Approximate study time needed to complete the course: 15–20 hours
More about the course
- 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.