Digital Copyediting

Today’s copy editors have to become experts in anything at the drop of a hat. In the digital landscape, copyediting isn’t confined to a single topic or even a predictable production cycle; instead, it is necessary to be endlessly flexible and lightning fast. This course explores the digital landscape and the copy desks within it, allowing for a deep understanding of the industry. Receive hands-on instruction in techniques that will allow you to edit quickly, accurately, and appropriately for any digital outlet. Become an expert in AP style and learn how to create and maintain a house style guide—a vital part of any publication, but even more important for those working without the typographical constraints of traditional publishing. Practice communicating quickly and effectively with writers and editors under tight deadlines. Explore the unique challenges and opportunities of reporting responsibly with social media from both an accuracy and a copyright perspective. This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Professional Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking.

This course is delivered in an online format that uses a combination of real-time, instructor-led (synchronous) video meetings and self-paced (asynchronous) learning within NYU’s online learning platform, and there are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the digital media landscape and how copyediting fits within it
  • Experience copyediting and fact-checking digital content in a fast-paced environment
  • Techniques for editing a variety of content at a digital pace
  • Knowledge of how to create and maintain a house style guide, and an understanding of why it is important to digital publications
  • Comprehension of the role that social media plays in digital publishing, and knowledge of how responsibly to edit content that relies on social media

Ideal for

  • Those who are interested in pursuing a career in copyediting
  • Professionals who work in the digital media landscape
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2022
    • Date

      Sep 27 - Dec 4
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Spencer, Lauren
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $869