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Digital Skills for Editors (WCWP-40282)
6 Weeks | $395 | Online
  
Interacting in the digital space is becoming a frequently expected skill for freelance and staff editors. In Digital Skills for Editors, you will learn how to edit text for the particular needs of a website and its design. You will explore the basic terminology and tools in the relationship between text and search engine optimization, and gain a foundational understanding of digital editing best practices with an introduction to user experience and website planning. Your digital editing education is not complete until you have scratched the surface of navigating websites as an editor.
 
What You Will Learn:

  • Understand how to navigate, critique and edit for digital.
  • Gain the knowledge required for the digital editing space, whether that’s freelance or staff-level.
  • Learn the vital skills required to understand digital media and best practices.
  • Explore the basics of various types of interactive media—from video to blogs.
  • Learn the purpose of cascading style sheets (CSS) and HTML works.
  • Acquire skills in readability and searchability.
  • Explore editing skills, digital rights, and search engine optimization (SEO) trends.

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer | Online
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Students must be currently enrolled in, or have completed, Copyediting I (WCWP-40236) or have equivalent experience. If you feel that you have adequate copy editing experience to enroll in this class, please email the department at ahl@ucsd.edu to request approval from the instructor.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email ahl@ucsd.edu.
 

Note: Prerequisite: Students must be currently enrolled in, or have completed, Copyediting I (WCWP-40236) or have equivalent experience. If you feel that you have adaquate copyediting experience to enroll in this class, please email the department at ahl@ucsd.edu to request approval from the instructor.

Course Number: WCWP-40282
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Copyediting