Open Study College

      Editing and Proofreading Level 3

      Open Study College

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      Boost your skills in editing and proofreading with an award-winning home learning provider!

      This course will enable you to:

      Understand the different types of editing and how to approach them
      Discover how to proofread different types of copy
      Investigate how to work as a freelance editor or proof reader
      Recognise the difference between editing and proofreading
      Understand how to edit a text so it appropriate for the targeted audience
      Identify common punctuation and grammar mistakes

      This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

      You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

      Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

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      The average rating is higher than 3.7

      More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

      This centre has featured on Emagister for 11 years

      What you'll learn on the course

      Editing and correction
      Editorial management
      Communicating skills

      Course programme

      Unit 1: Getting Started

      • Differences between proofreading and editing
      • Different types of editing
      • Marking up and edited file electronically
      • BSI proofreading marks

      Unit 2: Consider your Audience

      • Editing a text for a targeted audience
      • Difference styles of English
      • Compare style guides
      • Setting up a style sheet
      • Conventions for different types of writing

      Unit 3: Grammar and Punctuation

      • Common punctuation errors
      • Grammatical mistakes
      • Using a spell checker and its shortcomings

      Unit 4: Enhancing the Text

      • Dealing with legal issues in the text
      • Ambiguity
      • Flow
      • Point of view
      • Repetition
      • Continuity

      Unit 5: Proofreading

      • Tracking and kerning
      • Marking up errors
      • Widows and orphans and eliminating them
      • Using italics and emboldening
      • Checking tables and figures
      • Elements that make up a book
      • Working practices to improve proofreading
      • Layout errors and correcting them

      Unit 6: Larger issues and working as a freelance editor

      • Fact check to an appropriate level
      • Different approaches to working with fiction and non-fiction
      • Addressing structural issues
      • How to work as a freelance editor/proof reader

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