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Turn your talents for recognizing and correcting grammatical errors into a full-time or freelance career as a copy editor. The first step is to learn light copyediting, which involves the correction of indisputable errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and usage. In this online course you will explore the tools and techniques the professionals use. You will practice editing with standard editing marks and with Microsoft Word, and you will learn to communicate with authors and editors via queries and to record changes via style sheets.

Copyediting I, II, III and Grammar Lab are offered every quarter. Please check the Enrollment Available Online date on the Extension Calendar to find out the next date that classes will publish to the web.

Note: Prerequisites for enrollment: Successful completion of Grammar Lab (WCWP-40234). You may enroll in a future section of Copyediting I while currently finishing the Grammar Lab class mentioned above. Passing grades will be verified in prerequisites before the quarter begins. This online course is not self-paced. Please purchase textbooks before class begins.

UCSD Extension strongly encourages use of Microsoft Word 2016/Office 365 (PC or Mac) for completion of assignments in this course, as directed by instructor. Earlier versions (2011 Mac/2013 PC) may be used by students unable to acquire 2016, though with clear understanding that the required workbook is specifically created for 2016. There will be interface differences to earlier versions unsupported by both the instructor and the workbook author.

Course Number: WCWP-40236
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Copyediting

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