Learn the basics of standard English grammar, including punctuation and parts of speech
Get insight into the way changing social mores affect grammar and language use
Participate in lectures, discussions, and exercises that help you apply your learning in real life contexts
Learn how editorial roles like copyeditors and developmental editors use grammar in their work
About this course:
This specialized course for editors provides students with a comprehensive overview of grammar to establish an effective foundational structure. Appropriate for those who want to become editors or seek to write for a living, this course provides innovative activities, in-depth discussions, and engaging videos on topics about punctuation, parts of speech, wordiness, parallel structure, and slang diction. During the ten weeks of this course we discuss the changing design of language to include new pronoun use, identity, and overall sensitivity to all cultures while holding a firm line to established grammatical style essential for editors. By the end of the course, the students are able to edit documents using the most current considerations around contemporary language use.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This online 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.
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.