2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

ENG 421 - Professional Editing

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): ENG 205  and ENG 230  
This is not a lecture-based course. This is a skills-based course, and students are expected to do the real work of editors, which includes research, creative and technical writing, and collaborative work with teams and clients. Professional Editing introduces students to the practice of editing in a business, government, or non-profit environment. Editors play a crucial part in the communication of information in these contexts, and this course will offer students the opportunity to assume the role of editor for various projects. Through hands-on experience with real-world clients, students will learn how to develop objectives for different levels of editing, work with and substantially improve print and visual texts in both print and digital contexts, and effectively establish and maintain relationships with authors and others involved in the production of texts.