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ENG 361 The Art of Editing (3 credits)

This course will introduce students to three basic levels of editing: substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Presentations by a variety of guest editors will help students understand the professional requirements and necessary skills for completing an array of editorial tasks. The course will include an intensive review of grammar and writing skills and an introduction to copyediting marks. Finally, students will try on the multi-faceted roles of an editor––and experience the challenges of balancing aesthetic and pragmatic concerns––through several major writing and editing projects, including one multi-media project. Does not fulfill GEP Art/Lit requirement.