Course Description

2 Remote Session Course

Gain facility with standard copyediting marks and practice electronic editing in one of Emerson’s state-of-the-art computer labs. Learn how to write tactful author queries and how to decide on an appropriate level of edit for the task at hand. Participants will also begin working with the Chicago Manual of Style.


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Students participating in Professional Studies non-credit courses must possess a minimum of a High School diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older. Non-credit courses are taken primarily by professionals seeking to develop new skills, broaden their expertise, and build a knowledge base for their professional or personal goals. No application is required. Simply enroll by adding a course to your shopping cart and follow the steps during the checkout process.

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Section Title
Copyediting: Getting Started
M, W
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Jan 24, 2022 to Jan 26, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Emerson College
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
A614 tuition $250.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021 to Jan 24, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
No transfer request allowed after enrollment
Reading List / Textbook
  • The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th edition, Amy Einsohn and Marilyn Schwartz (University of California Press)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (University of Chicago Press): also available online at chicagomanualofstyle.org and through the Iwasaki Library
  • The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, last edition; also available online at apstylebook.com/online and through the Iwasaki Library
  • Copyediting Workbook, available on Canvas
Section Notes
This is a synchronous course. It takes place on Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9:30pm EST via Zoom. The class on Monday, January 24, 2022 is being taught by Karen English. The class on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 is being taught by Carol Parikh.
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