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COMM 1008 - Technical Editing

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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

$344.63

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 71643

Thu Feb 18 - Thu Mar 25 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 18 - Mar 25 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$344.63

Notes

  1. All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. This course uses the same textbook as COMM 1007. You may purchase the textbook online at https://www.bcitbookstore.ca/downtown/ .

4 seats remaining as of Dec 3, 2020 6:26 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

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

Related Programs

COMM 1008 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Technical Writing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2021

Books for Winter 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Cei Digital: Revel For Technical Communication, 6Th Ed.
Author Johnson-Sheehan
Publisher Ph
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13443-866-5
Price $58.95
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