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BASIC EDITING PRACTICES

Course Code: CEJN 110
Nothing ruins a good idea like bad editing. Run-ons, wordiness, redundancies, poor grammar, mixed metaphors... there are pitfalls everywhere. Thankfully, you can learn how to avoid them. And this is the place to start. In this course, you'll get ample training and practice in editing techniques that are useful for print and online journalists, technical writers and bloggers. You'll focus on grammar, style, fact-checking and ethics. You'll also try your hand at visual editing and layout. By the end of the course, you'll have the ability to write properly with confidence... and edit just in case.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Master the techniques of editing copy for media, trade journals, in-house publications and websites;
• Appreciate the steps involved in publishing a document;
• Focus on content, grammar, word economy, structure, style, judgment and page layout.

Our approach

This is an editing class, so you'll be doing a lot of it. There will also be workshops, exercises, group discussions and presentations. Enthusiastic participation and effort are the keys to enjoyment and success in this course.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone who wants to improve their writing skills.
• Anyone considering a career as an editor in print or online.
• Writers who want to hone their skills.
• Anyone who wants to learn more about publishing a document.
• Entrepreneurs who manage their own communications.
• Foreign students who want to improve their written English.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.



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