Course Description

1 Remote Session Course

Practice editing a manuscript, using the recommendations in the new edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Learn how to apply “house style” to a manuscript and how to create your own style sheet for a specific project. Participants will develop awareness of the elements of style, including spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, and numbers.


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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.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Copyediting: Editing for Style
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Oct 09, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Emerson College
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
A614 tuition $130.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 05, 2024 to Oct 09, 2024
Transfer to a Different Course
No transfer request allowed after enrollment. Students may drop a course and re-enroll in a new course prior to the course start date.
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 Wednesday from 6pm to 9:30pm EST via Zoom, and is being taught by Carol Parikh.
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