Course Description

This hands-on course focuses on effective editing of individual magazine articles - sometimes known as substantive editing - to help writers grab readers' attention at the start and keep them reading to the end. Areas covered include assigning or acquiring manuscripts; tailoring content for specific readerships; coaching writers according to their individual strengths and weaknesses; editing for completeness and clarity; effective cutting and silken transitions; and use of imagery, anecdote, and a variety of voices and rhythms to make an article sing. A must for anyone planning to edit longer manuscripts - and a very useful course for anyone planning to write them. (Formerly Substantive Editing for Magazines)


This course will run during the Fall break.

Thank you for your interest in this course. It is not scheduled for the current academic year.

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