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Introduction to Copyediting and Proofreading Books

In this practical training course, develop the skills needed to pursue a career as a copy editor or proofreader. While the majority of the course is devoted to copyediting fiction, nonfiction, academic, and other types of books—including digital copyediting—it also covers the basics of proofreading. Learn about standard symbols, manuscript development, style sheets, house styles, and common word usage problems. Topics include proofing against a manuscript; the use of appropriate reference works; and the interrelationship of proofreader, copy editor, editor, and production editor. This course includes extensive assignments for which you receive constructive feedback.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the copyediting process
  • Tools for launching a career or freelance business

Ideal for

  • Students with little or no copyediting experience
  • People looking to launch full-time and freelance careers
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