Module 6: Special Considerations

In this module, we’ll take a deep delve into specific industries and the different aspects of editing involved. In particular, we'll look at formal and commercial business writing, the academic writing of students and scholars, and various forms of creative writing.

What You'll Learn

  • An in-depth exploration of specific industries and the editing aspects related to each of them.
  • The characteristics and requirements of formal and commercial business writing and how editing plays a crucial role in refining such content.
  • The unique challenges and standards involved in academic writing for students and scholars and how editors contribute to improving academic papers.
  • The diverse forms of creative writing and the various editing techniques used to enhance creativity, style, and storytelling.

It's Useful For

  • Aspiring editors who want to gain insights into different industries and the specialized editing practices they entail.
  • Professional editors seeking to expand their expertise and proficiency in handling various types of writing across different sectors.
  • Students and scholars who wish to understand the editing process and its impact on academic writing quality.
  • Business professionals and entrepreneurs involved in formal communication, as they can benefit from learning about how to effectively edit various forms of business writing.
  • Creative writers looking to improve their craft by understanding the role of editing in refining and polishing their creative works.

Becoming An Editor

  • Guaranteed work for graduates of Becoming An Editor and Becoming A Proofreader
  • Build your skills and confidence
  • One-on-one coaching from friendly, expert tutors
  • Specialise in work you enjoy
  • Gain the ability to charge higher rates
  • Take your freelance career to the next level

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  • Module 1: An Introduction To Becoming An Editor

    Know 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: Overview Of The Editing Industry

    In this module, we'll take a look at the range of services editors offer, the variety of clients you might work with, and the various editing workflows different industries can use. We'll also touch on AI and its implications on the contemporary editing landscape.
  • Module 3: Essential Editing Skills

    In this module, we'll take a look at an overview of the various stages of an editing project, from your first interaction with the client to handing off the finished document. From there, we'll delve further into the editing process, including how to work with briefs and style guides and the kinds of improvements good editing involves.
  • Module 4: Tone Of Voice

    Your tone of voice (ToV) influences how others perceive your intentions when you communicate, e.g., kind, professional, informal, angry, sad. This module will examine how a particular ToV can be imparted through writing and how you can master a variety of tones to bring out your client’s voice.
  • Module 5: The Ethics Of Editing

    In this module, we'll take a look at key ethical issues encountered by professional editors, including confidentiality, copyright, sensitive content, and fact-checking. The material presented in this module will help you ensure an ethical and legal editing practice.
  • Module 6: Special Considerations

    In this module, we’ll take a deep delve into specific industries and the different aspects of editing involved. In particular, we'll look at formal and commercial business writing, the academic writing of students and scholars, and various forms of creative writing.
  • Module 7: Advanced Editing Techniques

    The lessons in this module will cover some of the more specialized areas of editing, such as developmental and technical editing. We'll also take a look at some more specialist pieces of writing, such as manuscripts, presentations, spreadsheets, LaTex documents, and more.
  • Module 8: Working As A Freelance Editor

    This module aims to give you a strong foundation for what you need to know when beginning your freelance career, from advertising your services to communicating with clients. We’ll finish with an overview of some other writing-related avenues you might like to explore to expand your offerings as a freelancer.
  • Module ​​9: The Final Assignment

    It’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 a friendly expert tutor.

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