Course DescriptionAn editor’s job includes not only improving the mechanics of writing, but identifying places where content isn’t working or needs revision and development. Using exercises and readings, students learn how to line edit writing, their own and others’, toward the practice of crafting thorough editorial letters ideal for workshops or self-revision plans. Class discussions also explore the various roles of professional editors. The goal is to gain confidence as an editor by line-editing a large piece of fiction and writing a detailed editorial letter as the final class assignment.
Course OutlineLearn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course
Course OutlineIdentify what works and needs improvement in drafts of written work
Learn about the various roles of professional editors
Practice writing thorough editorial letters to identify revision plans
Course may be taken to satisfy an elective in either the Fiction or Creative Nonfiction Certificate.
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Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required