Editing Skills

Course Level:  College-level
 

Hybrid TWO DAY INTENSIVE:  10 hours of class time (not including breaks)
VIRTUAL ONLINE DISCUSSIONS:  One weeknight per week (1.5 hours)

Course Description:

Editors are to writers what coaches are to athletes. Good editors make good writing even better. To edit is to declutter. Editing amounts to bringing clarity and superior form to writing. In this course students will develop editing skills by applying rules of editing, rephrasing ill-stated sentences, and restructuring convoluted paragraphs.

Key Questions To Be Explored:

  • What is good writing?

  • How might this idea or this thought be better worded?

  • How can an editor silently make the voice of an author stronger?

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