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.
Students must have one of the following: 1) English 12 "67%" (C+) or equivalent (refer to BCIT's Admission page); 2) COMM 0015 score of 70 or better.
There is a required textbook for this course. You may purchase the textbook at the BCIT downtown campus bookstore: https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/hours.shtml . No class on Monday, November 11 (stat holiday).
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
COMM 1008 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Cei Digital: Technical Communication Today (Perepetual)
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Technical Communication Today: Special Ed For Stc, 5Th Ed
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