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COMM 1008 - Technical Editing

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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)

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.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$337.89 - $344.13 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 33978

Mon Oct 28 - Mon Dec 09 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 28 - Dec 09 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 794

Instructor

Holly Munn

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$337.89

Notes

  1. 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).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 71643

Thu Feb 20 - Thu Mar 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 20 - Mar 26 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 687

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$344.13

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

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

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English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

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