Intro to Copyediting 101
What you'll learn
- Copyediting basics
- No, but an understanding of proofreading and grammar is helpful.
Are you interested in copyediting? Is it like proofreading? What do copyeditors do? Well, if any of these questions have crossed your mind, this class is for you! Practically speaking, the job of the copyeditor is much more detailed and specialized than a proofreader. However, it helps to have a basic knowledge of proofreading, because all of those skills transfer to copyediting. In fact, as companies continue to downsize, a copyeditor might also function as an all-in-one writer and proofreader. (Yes, we talk about this in the course.) We also tackle this burning question at the very beginning of the course: "Is it copyediting (one word) or copy editing (two words)?" Enroll in this introductory online copyediting course to find out!
Because this class is informational, anyone with an interest in copyediting can easily engage with this course regardless of education, experience or professional background. Before spending resources pursuing copyediting for freelance or full-time employment opportunities, learn whether or not this skill and profession is a good fit for you. After working through the lessons, you will be presented with a mega copyediting test to assess your current proficiency with standard English grammar and usage. By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of the duties, workflow and skill requirements for copyediting, and whether or not this is a viable career option for you.
Who this course is for:
- Curious learners
- Experienced proofreaders & writers
Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for several years and is very proficient in writing, editing and instruction. Recently, Ashan completed course work for doctoral candidacy in the Leadership for Higher Education program at Capella University with a 4.0 GPA.
With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches her own writing and grammar courses for global audiences. She is the owner and principal editor of Onyx Online Education & Training, which specializes in helping students and professionals produce error-free documents.
Ashan is also a published author and the creator of the "Proofreading Power" online classes, Proofreading Power Skills & Drills workbook, and the book Start Your Proofreading Side-Hustle: Maximize Your Writing Skills available on Lulu, Amazon and other popular booksellers. Visit her website for complete details at arhampton(dot)com.