Course description

Discover the fundamentals of professional editing and the skills and standards common to all editors. Learn why editing matters and how editing skills can be developed and refined. Be introduced to different kinds of editing, such as copy editing, style editing and structural editing.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the core skills successful editors possess.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of editors in business environments.
  • Manage the writer/editor relationship.
  • Interpret the different types of editing that editors perform.
  • Define common editing and publishing terminology.
  • Explain how to use and prepare style guides.
  • Manage copyright, references, and citations.
  • Manage basic document production schedules and the editor's role. 


Recommended course preparation: XCOM 20008-Grammar and Punctuation Essentials
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Section title
Editing Fundamentals
ON - Online
Sep 16, 2024 to Oct 21, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
TXP1 non-credit $459.00
Section Notes

•   This is an online, asynchronous course; it is not an independent study course. There are set due dates for graded and non-graded assessments and students are required to actively participate throughout the course via discussion and other activities.

•   Before your course begins, ensure your MyMRU account is activated. Step-by-step instructions for account activation can be found here. Once you have activated your account and have your MyMRU login information, you can log into your MRU Google account using your @mtroyal.ca email address and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Help with your Google account can be found here, and help setting up MFA can be found here.

•   Course content will be available on the D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) 3 days prior to the start date of your course. You must be logged in to your MRU Gmail account to access D2L Brightspace. Your instructor will be available on the course start date.

•  Review our Student Information site for additional information about forms and policies, campus maps, parking information, technical support, and more.

•  For questions about this course or other information, contact cebusiness@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6861 / 1.888.392.3655 toll-free.

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