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Editing for Sense and Accuracy

This course reviews approaches and tools to make editing routine and useful. At the end of this course, you will know how and when to edit. You'll be able to set up a style sheet, apply it to a document, and refine your work to create a polished document.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (82 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Why and How to Edit (12 mins)
  • 3. Good Editors and Authors (9 mins)
  • 4. Developmental and Substantive Editing (16 mins)
  • 5. Copy Editing (16 mins)
  • 6. Proofreading (8 mins)
  • 7. Style Guides (13 mins)
  • 8. Proofreader's Marks (5 mins)

Course Description

In this second course of the "Writing for Planners" track we review approaches and tools to make editing routine and useful, even when you're on a deadline. We'll talk about how to edit a colleague's work, how to use an editor's notes, and the different types of edits.

At the end of this course, you will know how and when to edit. You'll also be able to set up a style sheet, apply it to a document, and refine your work to create a polished document.

Learn these skills

  • Communications & Media
  • Writing

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credits.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1.5 SACPLAN CPD point. 

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Claudia Kousoulas

Claudia Kousoulas

Claudia has more than 25 years of experience as an urban planner with work ranging from staff reports, large-scale master plans, promotional pieces, and special topic technical reports.

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