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Course Description

Structural editing, also known as substantive editing, is the first step of the editing process. Structural editors organize content into a logical sequence to help writers clearly convey their argument or goal and meet the needs of their audience. They look at how the content is organized, if there is anything missing and suggest improvements in a way that builds a positive relationship with clients and writers.

These skills are important for editors and writers of all types including creative, non-fiction, technical and professional writing. This course uses real-world examples and activities to walk you through this first part of the editing process. You will learn practical tips on ways to reorganize a text or document.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Reorganize material into a logical sequence that is appropriate for the goal and audience
  • Create an outline to guide the suggested revisions
  • Identify repetitive, impertinent, inaccurate or missing content 
  • Revise, cut, or expand material to meet length requirements
  • Recommend headings, subheadings, visual aids and navigation elements to highlight key information
  • Recognize material that would be better presented as a table, diagram or infographic
  • Communicate clearly when recommending broad editorial changes
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Type
Online
Dates
Feb 04, 2020 to Mar 09, 2020
Hours
15.0
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $295.00
Potential Price Adjustments
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Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

 

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