In this course, students hone and refine editing skills on a variety of levels. Topics include electronic editing, using electronic resources, dynamics of the editor-writer relationship, editing information graphics, advanced copyediting and developmental editing. Class exercises cover grammar, punctuation, and usage issues. Each student works with a writer to edit and develop an original text.
Overlaps with WRIT 571.
- Acquire an advanced, flexible process that uses editing and revision to develop work.
- Able to respond fairly to diverse voices and points of view.
- Advanced editorial judgment: able to decide what meets the needs of the readers, writers, and editors for a specific publication, audience, purpose, and situation.
- Advanced level of critical thinking skills (analysis, imagination, synthesis, speculation).
- Advanced skills in editing for a specific audience, purpose, and situation.
- Awareness of basic principles of page layout and design.
- Thoroughly understand an editor's roles or types of editing: developmental, acquisition, copy, line, and proofreading.
- Understanding how to edit for fairness and accuracy.