UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Copy-editing online short course

Course starts 15 February 2018

Course information

Registration Closes:
9 February 2018
Course Starts:
15 February 2018
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7-10 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R12,900Options Available
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
9 February 2018
Course Starts:
15 February 2018
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7-10 hours per week
Price:
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Introduction

The success of any piece of published writing can be enhanced by the editing and proofreading work of a great copy-editor.

Whether you’re in the writing industry and want to boost your skill set; or are looking to move into a freelance copy-editor or copywriting role - your ability to proofread proficiently is a copy-editing skill worth recognising.

In 10 weeks, this copy-editing course will help you turn your love for correct grammar and perfect punctuation into a copy-editing career. Armed with a certificate from UCT and the ability to critically assess copy, you’ll become an invaluable editing asset.

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What will set you apart

This copy-editing course will give you the confidence to:

  • Assess and critique the underlying structure of chapters, documents or manuscripts
  • Identify and correct spelling or punctuation errors
  • Prepare a manuscript for typesetting and write a design brief
  • Investigate the various elements of a book and the role of an copy-editor in getting a book ready to be published
  • Deal with plagiarism and copyright infringement appropriately

Course curriculum

This copy-editing course is designed to give you the practical skills and expertise you need in the copy-editing field. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover in your copy-editing course:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to editing
  • Course Module 2: Spelling
  • Course Module 3: Punctuation
  • Course Module 4: Grammar and style
  • Course Module 5: Working with authors
  • Course Module 6: Quotes and sources
  • Course Module 7: Structural editing
  • Course Module 8: Editing creative works
  • Course Module 9: Elements of a book
  • Course Module 10: Working as an editor or proofreader

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 15 February 2018.

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