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Course Description

Give your skills a workout in this hands-on workshop that offers “real world” writing samples in need of an editor's careful eye. You'll clean up garbled prose, soften stilted sentences, and give life to listless headlines. Some samples will need major work, while others will only need a light touch - so you'll get to show your tough side and your subtle side. A series of role-playing exercises will let you practice working with authors and other editors. 

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

By the end of this program, participants will: 

  • Continue to examine the essentials of editing and, to a lesser extent, proofreading;
  • Explore basic grammar issues and how they relate to effective editing;
  • Exercise skills learned with “real world” sample manuscript;
  • Understand how to use and maintain the knowledge they need to edit effectively.

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. 

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.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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