Grammar for Editors
WRITING X 452.4E
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Get a good foundation in English grammar in this course designed for students who want to work in editing or who want to bring sharper skills to their own writing.
What you can learn.
- 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.