Error-free copy—of course you want it, but how do you get it? Learn the rules, techniques, and tricks that professional copyeditors and proofreaders use to improve consistency, correctness, and clarity in documents. Identify and fix the most common errors and weaknesses in your own and others’ writing. Learn how the proper processes and the right tools (style guides, style sheets, dictionaries) make editing more efficient. Apply what you learn to all kinds of editing and proofreading exercises.
- The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd Edition, or other current Canadian dictionary
- Einsohn, Amy. The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 3rd Edition
This course can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Professional Communication.
The format of this course is in-class.