Examine the roles of the copy editor and other editors who work within the publishing industry.
Utilize the copy editors' symbols, try your hand at editing electronically, and practice editing PDFs.
Discover the tools editors use to produce clarity and consistency.
Apply the basics of grammar and punctuation that copy editors need to know.
Apply editing rules and guidelines for spelling, capitalization, and number usage.
Make sense of techniques for creating better syntax and style.
Recognize the rules governing abbreviations and hyphens, and discover the basics of bibliographies and copyright law.
Identify the editing needs of tables, charts, and photos, and discover the components of front and back matter.
Break down the language and tools of fiction editing.
Explore ways to build and maintain good editor-author-publisher relationships.
Examine instances of difficult word usage that appear frequently in writing.
Take steps to establish an editing career.