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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.

Students are required to have Microsoft Word 2016/Office 365 (PC or Mac) or higher, for completion of assignments in this course.

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

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