Course Description

Editing Essentials in the Workplace

Excellent editing skills are an important and sought-after requirement for many workplaces. Paying attention to detail when self-editing improves your writing by catching easy to miss mistakes. Self-editing involves reviewing your work for clarity, tone, organization, focus, sentence structure and word choice.

In this short graded course we will look at basic editing rules and techniques to ensure that your workplace written communication conveys clear and intentional messages without unnecessary errors.

Course Details

Course topics: basic editing rules, common editing errors, editing workplace documents

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

  • Define the basic rules of editing
  • Demonstrate proper editing of workplace emails, reports and other written communication
  • Recognize commonly missed editing errors

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Sep 24, 2024 to Oct 21, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $219.00
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Reading List / Textbook

Title: Can Do Writing: The Proven Ten-Step System for Fast and Effective Business Writing
Authors: Daniel Graham, Judith Graham
Publisher: Wiley
E-Book: ISBN: 978-0-470-47004-6

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

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.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

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

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