Editing, Proofreading, and Reviewing


Build skills in improving your own writing or the writing of others in this workshop focusing on sentence editing, basic grammar and punctuation, and different writing contexts.

Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Learn to reread your writing with an eye toward identifying areas for improvement
  • Get an overview of common issues like sentence structure and word use
  • Learn to proofread writing to find spelling and typing errors
  • Get a handle on software you can use to help manage the editing process

About this course:

Writing is not easy. And yet, writing is still a principle means of communication. We apply for jobs with a written cover letter and resume. We request things from our employers. We communicate through social media. However, because we are often not there “in person” we have to ensure that our writing is strong, concise, and accurate. It is during the revision and editing stages when the written message can be strengthened to maximize the usefulness of the message. This course walks participants through the revision and editing process of their writing. The course focuses on skills such as adjusting sentence structure and vocabulary to better meet the needs of individual circumstances and audiences; knowing how to proofread and edit your own writing; understanding basic grammar rules dealing with punctuation, sentence structure, and word choice; knowing how to proofread and edit someone else’s writing; understanding how to use software and technology to improve your writing; and knowing where to go to get additional assistance.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Scott Eagan
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ENROLL BY: Jan 4, 2023
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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.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 18, 2023
Course Requirements

Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

(Optional) Book: A Writer's Reference by Hacker, Diana & Nancy Sommers
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