Short course Editing in English Workshop 2019

Editing is about polishing and improving texts that other people have written. This workshop will cover what is good style in English and help you improve your practical editing skills.

Information

Period

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6 Teaching hours

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Sandra Lancoud
+41(0)22 379 98 92
sandra.lancoud(at)unige.ch

Registration

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Modules can be followed individually

Fees:

CHF 500 for the workshop

Objectives

  • Know what is good style in English
  • Be able to identify unidiomatic English
  • Understand the differences between revising, proofreading, copy editing and substantive editing

Audience

The workshop is aimed at native speakers of English, or individuals who have a very good command of the language, who are new to editing or would like to know more about how to be a good editor.
The workshop will be of particular interest to individuals who edit texts written by non-native speakers.

Programme

  • What makes a good editor and why editing matters
  • Style in English
  • Levels of editing (revising, copy editing, substantive editing and proofreading)
  • Basic editing checks (a look at various common problems in spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Editing tips, skills and approaches

Director(s)

Prof. Fernando PRIETO, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Véronique SAURON, University of Geneva

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