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.
Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.
Thu Feb 24 - Thu Mar 31 6 Weeks
|Feb 24 - Mar 31||Thu||18:30 - 21:30||DTC DTC Rm. 370|
TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2008
COMM 1008 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Interested in being notified about future offerings of COMM 1008 - Technical Editing? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.