The Editorial Toolbox

WRITING X 451.3

Get an insider's view of how editors thrive within the publishing industry in this introductory course perfect for writers and professionals who want to break into the field.

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Online
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Identify key skills necessary for editors to succeed in publishing
  • Learn how the publishing market works from the inside
  • Become familiar with basic editorial skills and tools
  • Understand how editors collaborate with professionals throughout publishing to make a book come to life

About this course:

To be successful, editors draw from a broad base of skills while taking the entire publishing process into account. They are avid, active readers in their own right who understand the way the publishing market works. Beyond that, they also understand the specialized technological tools in use today, are strong proofreaders, understand how to identify and check facts, and communicate clearly and concisely with other departments in order to set a manuscript up for success through production, marketing, and media outreach. By the end of the course, students understand how these tools help editors meet the demands of their profession and thrive in the workplace.

Fall 2021 Schedule

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Instructor: Tobi Harper
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 13, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Publishing Business: A Guide to Starting Out and Getting On by Kelvin Smith, Melanie Ramdarshan Bold
(Optional) Book: The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition by The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

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