If you’re skilled in the fundamentals of editing and are looking to gain a higher level of expertise in language concepts, this is an ideal professional development course for you.
The Certificate of Editing for Specialists and Professionals is an online editing course that will teach you advanced editing techniques combined with project and team management skills.
In this online editing course, you will discover how to work with voice, style and tone to professionally edit manuscripts, as well as how to use referencing, style guides and indexing in your work. You will also learn about intellectual property, editorial ethics and relevant legislation.
On completion of this course, you will have an expert grasp on editing professionally, and strong project and team management skills.
Unit - Editing III
Unit 1 – The role of an editor
The role of the editor
Language skills and application
Voice, tone, and style
How to work within voice, style, and tone
Project management and application
Staff training and development
Specialisms in editing
Substantive or developmental editors
More on the editorial board
Unit 2 – A brief summary of grammar
The purpose of grammar
Approaches to grammar
Punctuation and clarity
Selecting a more specific word or term
Grammar basics: refresh your learning
Unit 3 – Referencing, style guides and indexing
The difference between a style guide and a style sheet
Purpose of a style guide
Examples of common style guides and their uses
The Oxford comma
Bibliographies and works cited
In-text citations vs. Notes
Footnotes and endnotes
Direct vs. Indirect use
Common reference styles
Other inclusions in a text
Unit 4 – Editorial ethics and relevant legislation
Conflicts of interest
Defining the client
Scope of work
Editing or re-writing?
Intellectual property and examination work
When to step back
Defining the editor’s role
Libel and slander
Privacy and confidentiality
Permissions and rights for reproduction
Unit 5 – Editor – client relationships
Professional vs. Personal
Appraisal and suitability
The responsibility of the author in the relationship
Working with multiple authors
Being aware of the creative process
Working with authors
Writing enough or too much – project managing the author
Intellectual property and ethics. Evaluating the whole work
Expression and clarity
Don’t be a co-author
Is it expressed well?
Is it clear – drawing it together
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.