Unit 1, Getting ready for Editing

Online Editing Course – 4 units

Unit 1 – getting ready for editing

  • Different types of editing – copy editing/line editing and developmental editing 
  • Assembling your tools – grammarly, red pens, dictation mode

 

Unit 2 – copyediting

  • Punctuation 
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Capitalization
  • Italics
  • Quotations
  • Numbers, time, 

 

Unit 3 – story editing

  • Consistency of tense/point of view
  • Character names
  • Word usage/overuse

 

Unit 4 – format editing

  • Double space after a period
  • Formatting quotations
  • Block quotes