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Course Description

This course will lay the groundwork for you to become a top-notch editor. You'll learn about copy editing and substantive editing, and how to edit a piece of writing without losing the author's voice. You’ll cover technical skills, like eliminating jargon and fixing awkward sentences; you’ll also develop your ability to recognize different styles and edit them effectively. This course also encompasses the application of your editing skills in the workplace, from prioritizing editing issues to using online and print resources for editors. 

A small icon of three steps with a flag on the top stepLearning Objectives

By the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Describe the difference between editing and proofreading;
  • Draw on residual knowledge of language and usage to clean up flawed writing;
  • Develop the ability to recognize different styles and how to edit them effectively;   
  • Prioritize editorial issues, especially when working on a deadline;
  • Access online and print resources for editors.

A small icon of a pair of hands holding a resumeInstructor Biography

George Milite has headed Temple’s Certificate in Editing program since 2004. A professional writer/editor with nearly 40 years of experience, he specializes in nonfiction topics including business, education, biography, and general reference. His clients include major corporations, professional associations, nonprofit groups, and publishers. 

He began his career at the American Management Association and later wrote a newsletter for education professionals. An independent since 1989, he has a special interest in the needs of self-employed writers and editors.  He has lectured and taught courses for such organizations as the National Writers Union and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), and he is a longtime EFA member and past president. In addition to his teaching at Temple, he was on the adjunct faculty at The New School in New York for more than a decade. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Fundamentals Of Editing
Type
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2020
Type
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Days
Th
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 22, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.0
Location
  • Online Learning
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes

This course is held online. Classes will meet via Zoom: the Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the first meeting. There will also be some self-paced work to complete between class sessions.

Questions about this course? Contact the Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education at ncregistrar@temple.edu or 267-468-8500.

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: course.withdrawals@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.