TCN707 - Editing and Style

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Subject Title
Editing and Style

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

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.