This program provides training and professional enrichment for people interested in becoming editors or for those already working as editors in the English language. The program imparts skills needed for the preparation of publication-quality texts for use in both print and electronic media.
Accomplished editors and experienced English language specialists
The program is designed for individuals interested in developing and refining their editorial and text analysis skills for professional application and personal enrichment. Teachers seeking freelance work in editing have found the program especially suited to their needs.
Emphasis is placed on: 1) achieving competency in text assessment and development, content and copy editing and proofreading and formatting.
2) enhancing language skills (grammar, spelling, punctuation, composition and style). and 3) acquiring the analytical tools needed to assess and develop texts (editorial analysis).
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 21st Century Text" reports on developments and issues related to writing, editing and global English.
8 annual academic hours.
One academic year (two semesters).
(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 is given to candidates with experience in editing, writing, translation or related fields.
Successful completion of the program will lead to a certificate from the David Yellin Academic College.