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A Career in Freelance Copyediting

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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 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2024
    • Date

      Oct 10 - Oct 24
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

    • Location

      Instructor Led