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Technical Editing

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Please note: this course has Prerequisites

Dates:November 11 - December 9, 2017
Meets:Sa from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 4 sessions
Hours:15.00
CEUs:1.50
Location:UT Arlington CEWF-F200H
Instructor:Debra Atkinson
Fee: $349.00  
Textbook:No book required.
Notes:
Note: Last class is 9:00am-12:00pm.

*****No Class on 11/25/17******

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


Course Description

This course focuses on how to edit different types of technical documents for clarity, consistency, cohesiveness, and correctness. You learn to identify and correctly use specialized vocabulary and how to employ editing tools such as proofreader's marks, style sheets, style guides, and standard editorial reference material. You also understand how to distinguish and correct common problems such as inconsistency, ambiguity, and incorrect punctuation. The course requires frequent editing assignments. It assumes proficiency in English and a working knowledge of English grammar.