Writing Editing Masterclass -Content Editing, Copyediting and Proofreading | Sivakumar Kannan | Skillshare

Writing Editing Masterclass -Content Editing, Copyediting and Proofreading

Sivakumar Kannan, Digital Marketing Consultant and Coach

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62 Lessons (2h 59m)
    • 1. Intro

      4:45
    • 2. Steps involved in writing editing

      4:54
    • 3. Track Changes in MS word and Google docs

      9:47
    • 4. Editing Tools

      4:15
    • 5. Step 1 Read out loud

      6:57
    • 6. Step 2 Make smaller sentences

      8:14
    • 7. Step 3 Clarification from the author

      4:24
    • 8. Step 4 Remove irrelevant and duplicate points

      1:37
    • 9. Step 5 Removing any contradicting statements

      1:25
    • 10. Step 6 Replace Jargons with simple words

      2:18
    • 11. Step 7 and 8 Copyediting Part 1

      10:20
    • 12. Step 7 and 8 Copyediting Part 2

      9:28
    • 13. Step 7 and 8 Copyediting Part 3

      10:28
    • 14. Step 9 and 10 Subtitles

      3:35
    • 15. Step 11 Providing a magnetic title

      1:11
    • 16. Step 12 Proofreading and author feedback

      7:31
    • 17. Rule 1

      4:12
    • 18. Rule 2

      1:36
    • 19. Rule 3

      1:08
    • 20. Rule 4

      4:43
    • 21. Rule 5

      1:08
    • 22. Rule 6

      8:33
    • 23. Rule 7

      2:27
    • 24. Rule 8

      2:30
    • 25. Rule 9

      2:22
    • 26. Rule 10

      2:17
    • 27. Rule 11

      1:14
    • 28. Rule 12

      0:58
    • 29. Rule 13

      0:57
    • 30. Rule 14

      1:05
    • 31. Rule 15

      2:23
    • 32. Rule 16

      1:51
    • 33. Rule 17

      1:19
    • 34. Rule 18

      0:54
    • 35. Rule 19

      1:29
    • 36. Rule 20

      0:58
    • 37. Rule 21

      1:47
    • 38. Rule 22

      1:07
    • 39. Rule 23

      1:10
    • 40. Rule 24

      1:37
    • 41. Rule 25

      1:49
    • 42. Rule 26

      1:16
    • 43. Rule 27

      1:46
    • 44. Rule 28

      1:49
    • 45. Rule 29

      1:14
    • 46. Rule 30

      0:47
    • 47. Rule 31

      1:18
    • 48. Rule 32

      1:20
    • 49. Rule 33

      1:34
    • 50. Rule 34

      1:28
    • 51. Rule 35

      1:29
    • 52. Rule 36

      0:49
    • 53. Rule 37

      1:32
    • 54. Rule 38

      1:19
    • 55. Proofreading strategies

      3:02
    • 56. Spelling errors and Homonyms

      2:52
    • 57. Punctuation mark Period

      2:32
    • 58. Punctuation mark comma

      3:53
    • 59. Question mark and exclamation

      1:14
    • 60. Colon and quotation mark

      2:05
    • 61. Apostrophe and hyphens

      2:06
    • 62. Dashes and Parenthesis

      1:12
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About This Class

Want to Become a World Class Writing Editor? Your Search for a Solution Stops Here!

Course Coverage

Basics

The first section in the Writing Editing Masterclass teaches you the 3 major types of editing called

Content Editing,

Copyediting and

Proofreading.

Content Editing - Step by Step

The above types of editing are frequently applied by journalists of leading newspapers and magazines.

After learning the basics, students will start learning how to apply these techniques while editing a blog post.

So the lectures in the next section dive into each of these types of editing to show how to do them practically.

For an easy followup, all edits are done with a 12 step editing process that covers all the necessary steps.

At the end of these 12 steps, students will see a draft copy of a blog post is edited to near perfection by making it well structured, lean and an easy to read the content.

To make the entire process hands-on, students will download the attached draft blog post and edit the same in parallel

along with me.

At the end of that lecture, they'll compare their editing with the lecturer's edits and learn new ways to edit a piece of content.

Content Editing Examples

Obviously, not all editing rules will come into play while editing a blog post.

So, to make all the editing rules familiar to the students, a section containing these editing rules with examples is included.

Also, an eBook that contains examples of wrong usage and the alternative right ones are included.

At the end of learning these rules, students will be thorough in handling any editing job in the English language.

The takeaway from the Course

Students will learn the techniques of editing an English content to near perfection.

They'll become familiar to all the rules of editing and when to apply those rules.

They will become experts in converting a dry, boring content with a lot of errors into an interesting, easy to read, lean and error-free content.

Who is this course for?

This course is for

  • Anyone who wants to become a professional editor

  • Anyone who already is an editor and wants to raise their game

  • Anyone who wants to dramatically enhance their own writing by self-editing