Course DescriptionThis course will present the knowledge and skills needed for the proofreading of typeset material, with additional attention to proofreading electronically published texts. It will be of interest to those involved in the editorial process, layout, and management of the production process. Subjects will include principles and vocabulary of typography and layout; tools and reference materials; copy-to-copy and 'cold' proofreading methods; editorial responsibilities; evaluation of typesetting practice, including word breaks, spacing, and balance; proofreading of illustrations, figures, tables, and maps; preliminary pages, headers and footers, folios, and documentation; colour checking; second and subsequent proofs; printers' proofs; and on-screen proofreading methods.
Sample Course OutlineDistance Course Outline (subject to change)
Students with experience in copy editing may be admitted by permission of the coordinators.
This course will run during the Winter break.
RequisitesPrerequisite: CDPB 102
- Publishing : Electives: 19.5-Hour Courses