Copyediting

  • Develop techniques to edit text for accuracy, clarity, and flow
  • Develop skills in-demand across all media types

Copy editors play roles essential to ensuring the consistency and accuracy of text and preparing manuscripts for publication. These skills are in demand across all types of media, including book, magazine, newspaper, and online publishing. Job opportunities are available through the robust freelance market and occasionally through full-time in-house positions, and the skills are transferable to all industries that utilize written communications.

A Career in Freelance Copyediting

Hone both your copyediting skills and your professionalism, and receive expert advice on how to get hired at either a magazine or book publisher.

2023 Spring
2 sections

Bias in American Media: An Overview

When working in media jobs, it’s essential to be both a savvy consumer of the news as well as a thoughtful editor. This class, taught by a...

2023 Spring
1 section

Introduction to the Media Industry

In this two-session course taught by a senior magazine editor with deep experience in newspaper, magazine, and digital media as well as...

2023 Spring
1 section

Fact-Checking for Accuracy

Learn to develop effective fact-checking strategies to apply in any field of publishing.

2023 Spring
1 section

Copyediting for Digital and Print Media

Section 1 is now full for Spring 2023. If you wish to be added to the waitlist for this course, please contact us at sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu. If...

2023 Spring
1 section

Copyediting and Proofreading Books

This hands-on course provides intensive training in the fundamentals of copyediting and proofreading books.

2023 Spring
1 section

Mastering English Grammar

Review the eight principal parts of speech, and gain an understanding of how they work together syntactically to form sentences.

2023 Spring
1 section