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Immersion in Proofreading and Copyediting

Plunge into Proofreading and Copyediting


Great editors know that editing is part art and part science. But for many editors, especially those just starting their careers, both aspects can seem like mysteries.


When do you use who versus whom? What’s the difference between a restrictive and a nonrestrictive clause, and which one takes a comma? And what do you do when a sentence is technically “correct” but clunky?


Editors must know a seemingly endless list of mechanical rules. But they must also know the nuances of good writing and how to apply them on the word-to-word and sentence-to-sentence levels.


So how do you become a great proofreader and copyeditor? By going deeper, so come take the plunge.


Join immersion editor Angela Wiechmann for Immersion in Proofreading and Copyediting. In this six-week course, you’ll dive into the nitty-gritty of language mechanics as well as discover best editorial practices and procedures:




  • Discuss the differences between proofreading and copyediting and why the lines are often blurred.




  • Get a glimpse inside the mind of "the best editor in the Twin Cities" as Angela walks through sample edits step by step.




  • Put your growing knowledge to action with hands-on editing exercises.




  • Learn helpful tricks that make the technical side of editing easier.




  • Discover what a style sheet is and why it’s the backbone of great proofreading and copyediting.




  • Explore the many rules and “secrets” of mechanics, including key pieces of Chicago Manual of Style.




  • Delve into the ever-important aspect of time management so you can establish good habits from the start.




  • Learn why and how to create positive relationships with authors, project managers, and other key collaborators.




  • Join the growing network of immersion editors who wish to go deeper with authors, manuscripts, and their own careers.*




 *It’s recommended though not required that you take Going Deeper: Immerse Yourself in Immersion Editing as a foundation for this class.


Whether you’re a burgeoning editor looking to launch, a seasoned editor wanting the next level, or an author wishing to explore the other side of editing, you don’t want to miss this in-depth experience. Take the plunge with Immersion in Proofreading and Copyediting, and go deeper with your editing career.




Class Schedule


Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


October 9 through November 13