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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: Fluent in English and ability to write clear, logical, and grammatically correct sentences. This online course is not self-paced. Please see extension.ucsd.edu/online before enrolling and purchase textbooks before class begins.

You will see three textbooks listed below with "Editing with Microsoft Word" in the title. Please choose the 2010 or 2013 version for PC and the 2011 for Mac, depending on the computer and software you will be using for this course.

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

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