A Career in Copyediting: Freelancing Is the New Black

In this practical guide to maneuvering through the freelance copyediting world, hone both your copyediting skills and your professionalism. Receive expert advice on how to get hired at a magazine, book publisher, or website, and learn the tricky ins and outs to becoming an exemplary freelance copy editor. Topics include editing tests and how to take them successfully; résumé resourcefulness, interviewing skills, and job interview follow-up; workplace etiquette and communications techniques; walking the tightrope between copyediting and content editing; the pluses and minuses of social media; and networking by using your contacts to the fullest. Receive constructive feedback on interactive assignments and role-playing situations that will help you to launch your copyediting career.  This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Professional Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-Checking .

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of best practices in copyediting
  • Practical advice for launching your copyediting career

Ideal for

  • All levels of students
  • Professionals interested in launching a freelance copyediting career

1 section

  • Fall 2022

    • Section

      002
    • Semester

      Fall 2022
    • Date

      Oct 27 - Nov 10
    • Day

      Thursday
    • Time

      6:30PM-9:50PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      3
    • Faculty

      Wolson, Shelley
    • Location

      Instructor Led
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    • Section

      2
    • Semester

      Fall 2022
    • Date

      Sep 8 - Sep 22
    • Day

      Thursday
    • Time

      6:30PM-9:50PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      3
    • Faculty

      Wolson, Shelley
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $499