Module 4: Editing Academic Writing
Know what to expect from academic publishers and authors, and determine the differences in tone between sciences and the humanities. Recognise structure, how to clarify arguments and enhance a scholarly tone.
What will you learn?
- When substantive editing is suitable for academic writing
- Common academic client types (and the types of editing they request)
- Key differences between academic writing in the sciences and the humanities
- How various academic documents are typically structured and written
- How to enhance arguments by identifying gaps and removing ambiguities
- Guidelines on how various types of evidence are used in academic writing
- How to create and enhance a scholarly tone of academic documents
- How to edit non-scholarly documents produced by academic writers
- How to help academic writers communicate their ideas to non-scholarly audiences
It is useful for:
- People seeking editorial work in the academic sector, including with researchers, postgraduate students, and academic publishers
- Anyone who wants to improve their understanding of academic writing
- Academics seeking advice on how to communicate with different audiences
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Module 1: An Introduction To Becoming An EditorKnow what to expect from our Becoming An Editor course and get situated before delving into the details of what it means to be an editor.
Module 2: Understanding EditingWe’ll cover different editing styles, what this entails, and various client types. Find out what goes into planning and executing an editing project – from negotiating a client brief to providing feedback.
Module 3: Line And Comprehensive EditingDiscover the difference between line editing, copy editing and proofreading. Learn about developmental and comprehensive editing. Sharpen your skills with lessons on structure, content and style.
Module 4: Editing Academic WritingKnow what to expect from academic publishers and authors, and determine the differences in tone between sciences and the humanities. Recognise structure, how to clarify arguments and enhance a scholarly tone.
Module 5: Editing Creative WritingHere, we’ll focus on fiction and non-fiction. Anticipate what to expect when working with publishers and authors. Learn how a manuscript is structured and understand the basics of narrative theory, such as plotting a story or character development. And explore how the creative genre can affect various writing techniques – from romantic tales to self-help guides.
Module 6: Editing Business WritingUncover everything you need to know to work on marketing materials and other commercial copy. Study the conventions of formal and technical business writing. And learn how business copy can use persuasive writing techniques.
Module 7: The Final AssignmentIt’s time to put your editing skills to the test! Select your final assignment type: academic, business or creative. When you’re finished, your assignment will be assessed, and you’ll be invited to book a face-to-face feedback call with our friendly expert tutor.