Course DescriptionThis course is for people interested in substantive editing, or the restructuring and improvement of book-length manuscripts for publication. Emphasis will be on gaining experience in the techniques of editing non-fiction and novels, but a full range of editorial topics will be covered, including how to assess manuscripts and acquire books; techniques for stylistic or line editing; editor-author relationships; scheduling; agents; research and permissions; and the editor's role in most aspects of the publishing process.
Sample Course OutlineDistance Course Outline (subject to change)
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
Students with experience in editing may be admitted by permission of the coordinators.
RequisitesPrerequisite: CDPB 102
- Publishing : Electives: 39-Hour Courses (select 6)