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Edit and Proofread These Too!

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Edit and Proofread These Too!

<p>Editors need to practise applying their skills in both editing and proofreading. In this intermediate-level session, you learn to become more confident and improve your eye for detail. We complete

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Editors need to practise applying their skills in both editing and proofreading. In this intermediate-level session, you learn to become more confident and improve your eye for detail. We complete editing exercises in the morning and proofreading exercises in the afternoon.


NOTE: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • 9.15am: Welcome and introductions

Editing

  • 9.30am – 9.45am: Revision: example pages from the edited typescripts ‘Jung at Heart’ and 'Glimmer of Gold'
  • 9.45am – 10.15am: Exercise 1: Copy edit the selection of news headlines and billboard advertisements.
  • 10.15am -10.45am: Exercise 2: Using a pencil, italicise the words in the mock letter as you see fit.
  • 10.45am – 11.05am: Morning tea
  • 11.05am – 11.45am: Exercise 3: Lightly edit the copy, including the numerical information, in the report extract.
  • 11.45am – 12.00 noon: Editorial stylesheets: discussion and examples
  • 12.00 noon – 12.45pm: Exercise 4: Copy edit the book-chapter extract (from 'Take Back Your Power: Practical Workbook') and use the chapter extract to establish an editorial stylesheet for the book.
  • 12.45pm – 1.30pm: Lunch (not included)

Proofreading

  • 1.30pm – 1.45pm: Revision: an example of a proofread proof (from 'Invasion of the Practice Snatchers')
  • 1.45pm – 2.30pm: Exercise 5: ‘Straight’ proofread the textbook activity (from 'Take-home Science').
  • 2.30pm -2.45pm: Afternoon tea
  • 2.45pm – 3.30pm: Exercise 6: ‘Blind’ proofread the book chapter (from 'Hell-ectric Guitar').
  • 3.30pm – 4.00 pm: Exercise 7: ‘Blind’ proofread the car advertisements.
  • 4.00pm – 4.45 pm: Reference books for writers, editors and proofreaders. Symbols used in proofreading. Revision.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to do as follows:

  1. Carefully change typescripts and check proofs.
  2. Confidently complete a generic editorial stylesheet.
  3. Edit specifically for italics, numbers and mathematics.