UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Copy-editing online short course

Course starts 2 November 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
27 October 2017
Course Starts:
2 November 2017
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7-10 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R11,900Options Available
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
27 October 2017
Course Starts:
2 November 2017
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 work of a great copy-editor.

Are you gifted with a sixth sense for good grammar and syntax?

In 10 weeks, you’ll be able to 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 be an invaluable asset to the writing industry.

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What will set you apart

Whether you’re in the writing industry and want to boost your skill set; or are looking to move into a freelance copy-editing or copywriting role, this short course will give you the confidence to:

  • Assess and critique the underlying structure of a chapter, document and manuscript
  • Identify and correct spelling and punctuation errors
  • Prepare a manuscript for typesetting and write a design brief
  • Deal with plagiarism and copyright infringement appropriately

Course curriculum

This online short course in Copy-editing 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:

  • 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.

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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 2 November 2017.

Still have a question? These may help

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

 

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

 

At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

 

Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

 

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

 

On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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