TCN707 - Revising and Editing for Usability

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Subject Title
Revising and Editing for Usability

Subject Description
This course is designed to help students master those issues of grammar, usage, punctuation, mechanics and style that they need to know in order to be more efficient, flexible and assured writers and editors. While emphasis will be placed on copy editing, aspects of comprehensive editing will be examined.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- use and interpret standard copy editing symbols
- draw upon their knowledge of grammar, usage and punctuation in order to produce correct, clean, concise and readable copy
- apply editorial rules for handling numbers, abbreviations, capitalization and so on
- recognize the range of activities involved in editing words for print
- evaluate the appropriate reference resources (such as style guides, dictionaries, grammar usage books) for solving typical editorial problems
- copy edit illustrations and charts
- develop a style guide
- edit onscreen
- understand the difference between copy editing and comprehensive editing

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