Program in English Editing and Editorial Analysis

 Overview: This program provides training and professional enrichment for people interested in becoming editors or for those already working as editors of written communications in the English language. The program imparts skills needed for the preparation of publication-quality texts for use in both print and electronic media.

Faculty: The program is directed by Dr. Yosef (Yossi) Gotlieb, a writer, educator and editor. He is co-editor of The 21st Century Text. The instructors include accomplished editors and experienced English language specialists.

Program Duration and Academic Credit: The program is one academic year (two semesters) in length. Classes take place on Tuesdays from 08:30 to 15:45 and confer eight (8) annual credit hours upon completion. The program opens on Nov. 1st, 2016.

Program Participants: The program is designed for individuals interested in developing and refining their editorial and text analysis skills for professional application and personal enrichment.

Program Objectives: Emphasis is placed on: 1) achieving competency in developmental, content and copy editing, proofreading and formatting, 2) enhancing language skills (grammar, spelling, punctuation, composition and style), and 3) acquiring the analytical skills needed to assess and develop texts (editorial analysis).

Staff: The program is directed by Dr. Yosef (Yossi) Gotlieb, a writer, educator and editor. The instructors include accomplished editors and experienced English language specialists.

Format: Frontal presentations, in-class exercises, readings and homework are integral parts of the program. Knowledge acquired in the first semester is applied during the second term through the preparation of publication-quality texts encompassing a full range of editorial functions. Among the applied projects during the second semester is the preparation of The 21st century Text, a digital journal that will be entering its sixth year of publication. The journal reports on developments and issues related to writing, editing and global English.

Among the applied projects undertaken during the second semester is the preparation of The 21st Century Text, a digital journal that will be entering its third year of publication. The 21st Century Text reports on developments and issues related to writing, editing and global English.

Specialization: Students are exposed throughout the program to both subject (e.g., academic, scientific) concentrations and functional (e.g., line editing, copy editing) specializations.

Diploma: Successful completion of the program will lead to a certificate from the David Yellin Academic College.

Admission Requirements: (1) An entrance exam assessing English language proficiency, (2) a personal interview, (3) an undergraduate degree, and (4) word processing and other basic computer skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in editing, writing, translation or related fields.

The admission exam and interviews will be held on:

  • May 19, 2016 from 2.30 pm
  • July 21,2016 from 2.30 pm
  • September 8,2016 from 10.00-12.00 am
  • September 8, 2016 from 2.30 pm

To Schedule an Interview: Prospective candidates are invited to contact our counselors at tel. 02- 6587528; 02-6587541 or write to Vered Hason at veredha@dyellin.ac.il or to newpublishing@dyellin.ac.il.

For Program information: Contact Rachel at 02-6558180 or rachelb@dyellin.ac.il


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