Every aspiring writer should take this course. It was helpful on many levels. I have recommended it to other writer friends.
Excellent and practical course with an interesting presentation of the material. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
I found this course very useful because it was easy to incorporate what I learned into my daily projects and responsibilities.
There is so much to be learned about editing. Jackie did a terrific job covering the material. This was a wonderful investment of my time.
This class was great. I liked the way it was useful to both aspiring editors and to writers. I was a bit nervous taking a class after so many years out of school, but Jacquelyn Landis made it both fun and informative. I was comfortable after the first lesson and I feel that I really learned a lot.
I am in the executive secretary/admin assistant support field. This class has broadened my knowledge in several areas. Things I should have learned in my youth have just registered with me. I have more confidence in my abilities and Ms. Landis has taught me how to access tools for growth and research in the writing field. I will always remember this class and the doors it has opened for me.
I learned so much from this course. The instructor made the entire learning process enjoyable and fun. She has a genuine gift in presenting interesting coursework and knows how to effectively lessen a student's fear. Teaching is a gift she possesses.
This class was well worth my time. I printed out all the lessons and quizzes and put them in a 3-ring binder to use as a reference tool. Jacquelyn Landis has a rare combination of technical expertise and gracious style that allows her to be highly effective in teaching the intricacies of the English language. This course should be mandatory for all high school freshmen.
Course Code: kee
Learn about the different types of editors and exactly what their jobs entail. You’ll also explore the three levels of copyediting: light, medium, and heavy and be introduce to the five immutable laws of editing which are designed to make your life as a writer or editor easier. Then, learn the traditional copy editors' marks and how to use them as a sort of shorthand to fix errors.
Gain a clear understanding of what tools you need to edit effectively and efficiently and where to find them. Then, get a refresher on the basics of grammar and punctuation as well as some of the more common related problems that arise in writing.
Learn not only the rules but also the exceptions in the world of the world of spelling, capitalization, and numbers. Then, explore all the writing pitfalls that can leave readers in a state of confusion. You'll learn to recognize and fix garbled syntax, mixed metaphors, nominals, redundancies, overly wordy sentences, and more.
Examine the rules that guide the use of abbreviations and hyphens. You’ll also dig into a less-glamorous but critical part of a manuscript: referencing quoted material. Then, learn how to edit such peripheral material as tables, charts, photos, and captions.
Focus on fiction editing including how to analyze story problems. Then, examine how to keep life harmonious within the author-editor-publisher relationship.
Learn about oddball words and phrases, the dos and don'ts of usage, and the many ways in which language is like a puzzle that's never finished. Finally, learn how to find work as an editor whether you want to begin a freelance career or are interested in a staff position.
Jacquelyn Landis holds a bachelor's degree and has worked as a nonfiction editor for over 15 years. Her editing repertoire includes books, articles, and business manuals written by best-selling authors such as Eva Shaw, George Carpozi, Anthony Robbins, Ken Druck, and Tom Blair. She has been a speaker in the UCSD Extension program and has participated in writing panels at the University of San Diego. Jacquelyn is also the author of numerous published books and magazine articles.
Although this course will teach English grammar, punctuation, and style, you must be fluent in English and have a better-than-average spelling ability.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.