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.
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