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Online Editing Course
From the language of editing to grammar, punctuation, and syntax to the all-important relationships between editor, author, and publisher, every facet of editing will be explored. Online editing is gaining popularity; its complexities will be unraveled and its advantages and pitfalls explored. Can you make a living as an editor? Tips and resources for finding work will be addressed at length. When you finish with this course, you will feel confident enough to tackle even the most complex of manuscripts.
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Proofreaders' Marks

Marks used by proofreaders to indicate changes that should be made to a document.

 

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Proofreading and Copyediting 101
If you're ready for a new career or a writer who wants to improve your writing skills, learning how to proofread and copyedit with this easy to follow, in-depth course may be just what you need. It's a fact that learning these invaluable skills will improve your overall writing ability and provide career path that is both lucrative and in high demand. In today's world, proofreaders and copyeditors are sought after in the corporate environment, small businesses, and as work from home opportunities.

Book Editing 101
In this course you will learn everything you need to know about editing a book. From how much of an edit you need to do, the things that need to be edited and even the tools you should have to make your edits successful. In addition, you will learn about what you should do before sending your manuscript away to raise the chances of success for publication.

Online Editing Course
From the language of editing to grammar, punctuation, and syntax to the all-important relationships between editor, author, and publisher, every facet of editing will be explored. Online editing is gaining popularity; its complexities will be unraveled and its advantages and pitfalls explored. Can you make a living as an editor? Tips and resources for finding work will be addressed at length. When you finish with this course, you will feel confident enough to tackle even the most complex of manuscripts. 

Learn to Be Your Own Editor
Through this course, students explore basic editing techniques. These techniques can be used to edit their own work or as a starting point for potential editing employment.

 

Editing and Proofreading

Is editing the same thing as proofreading? Not exactly. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, editing and proofreading are two different stages of the revision process. Both demand close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of the writing and employ different techniques.
 

Proofreading Your Writing

Proofreading is primarily about searching your writing for errors, both grammatical and typographical, before submitting your paper for an audience (a teacher, a publisher, etc.). Use this resource to help you find and fix common errors. 

 

 

Proofreading

Proofreading is not an innate ability; it is an acquired skill. The following exercises will help you master it, or at any rate will impress you with how difficult it is.

 

 

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