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Technical Editing COMM 1008

Communication Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This communication course familiarizes students with the role of professional editors in the contemporary workplace and introduces the principles, symbols and methods of copyediting and substantive editing. Students will spend a significant percentage of class time practicing their editing skills and fine tuning their understanding of grammar and mechanics. The course will help to prepare students for a typical competency test required by many employers for professional writing positions. NOTE: Students do not need to submit transcripts for entrance to this course. BUT, in the case of formal or informal grade appeals or reviews they will be asked to show proof of their English requirements. Students who wish to confirm their English level are strongly advised to take COMM 0015.

Prerequisite(s)

English Studies 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (ie: COMM 0015 "70+")

Credits

1.5

Cost

$334.14

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of COMM 1008 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 55808

Duration

Thu Jul 07 - Thu Aug 11 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 55808
  • $334.14
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 07 - Aug 11 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$334.14

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. There is a required textbook for this course. You may purchase it through the BCIT Bookstore website at www.bcit.ca/bookstore/e-books/ .
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of professional editors in performing proofreading, basic copyediting, and substantive editing.
  • Copymark hard and soft copy.
  • Perform basic copyediting to ensure documents are correct, consistent, accurate and complete.
  • Edit quantitative and technical material.
  • Perform substantive editing.
  • Explain the importance of editing to style guides and editing considerations for globalization, localization and translation. Edit visual design and illustrations.

Effective as of Fall 2008

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