Beginning, climax, ending, show - don't tell, structural and stylistic editing guidelines, pace, mood, dialogue, structure, sub-plots, characterisation, the Black Spot, introspection, motivation, scenes, effective transitions, Module 2 language component, Assignment 2.
Elements of non-fiction, illustrations, tables, graphs and charts, figures, maps, photographs and slides, preliminary and end pages, negotiating changes with an author, academic editing, specialist editing fields (technical, scientific, medical, DIY, legal), style guides, formatting and citation requirements, referencing styles, Module 3 language component, Assignment 3.
WORKING WITH COMPUTERS
On-screen editing, highlighting/bolding, inserting comments, Track Changes, other computer tools, grammar and spelling checker, word counter, thesaurus, find and replace, Gunning Fog Index, Microsoft Word® readability checker, typography and fonts for web, photos and slides for websites, Module 4 language component, Assignment 4.
TYPOGRAPHY AND PAGE DESIGN
Typefaces and fonts, Roman versus Italic, typeface classifications, serifs, sans serifs, decorative font types, choosing fonts, page layout and imposition, Module 5 language component, Assignment 5.
Professional indexers and what they need to know, skills and education, the indexing process, indexing styles, acknowledging the, a and an in index entries, page references, cross-references, double postings, inversions, the mechanics of indexing, fees and income, indexing as a small business, indexing societies, Module 6 language component, Assignment 6.
LEGAL AND ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS
Legal deposit requirements and registration practice, publishing rights, moral rights, copyright, bias, libel, propaganda, discrimination, publishing terms, Module 7 language component, Assignment 7.
Agents and manuscript assessment agencies, societies of editors, further formal training, editing and proofreading accreditation, career paths, FAQs, finding work in the editing and proofreading industry, fees, Module 8 language component, Assignment 8.
* Please note: in the online version of this course, only 5 of the 8 assignments are assessed by your tutor. The remaining three are self-assessed.