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Editorial Roles & Grammar for Editors


Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Editing.

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About this Course

In this two-part course, we’ll explore both the big picture and the nuts and bolts of working as an editor. In the first five lessons, we’ll cover the role of editors today — what they do and where they do it. You’ll learn about how editors fit into the publishing world and the different opportunities for editorial work.

In lessons six through ten, we’ll review the basic rules of grammar and usage. You’ll learn how to recognize and correct errors in content and be able to explain these corrections clearly to authors and subject matter experts. Discover if you have what it takes to become a professional editor and hone your skills and knowledge.

The course includes an Microsoft Word and PDF Tools for Editors Workshop and a Proofreading for Editors Workshop, both of which are required for successful completion.

What You'll Learn

  • The different milestones in a publishing project
  • Tips on professional etiquette for editors
  • How language works and ways to justify your changes
  • Key resources for editing tasks
  • Essential grammar skills 

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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