In the workplace, editors may be full-time communications professionals, but they may also be managers revising their employees’ work, or the go-to person in the office who helps colleagues improve their writing. Regardless of the situation, editing in the workplace involves understanding the audience, medium or format, and purpose of each document – in a way that editing a newspaper or a book does not. To edit successfully, editors need to understand the various levels of editing and decide which to apply to any given document.
In this course, you’ll acquire the practical skills that you need to edit your colleagues’ work successfully: how to assess the editing needs for a project; how to edit effectively for structure, style, grammar and spelling; and how to build strong writer–editor collaborations. You'll learn how to quickly identify and correct common problems to improve your productivity.
Editing is a valuable contribution to any project—it can also be extremely satisfying. This course will help you build the basic skill set that you'll need to edit effectively in the workplace.