Complete Writing Editing Masterclass An eBook with Examples
What you’ll learn
Learn to master writing editing including content editing, copy editing and proofreading skills.
Basic Knowledge of English Writing and Basic Grammar
Want to Become a World Class Writing Editor? Look no further. Your Search for a Solution Stops Here!Course CoverageBasicsThe first section in the Writing Editing Masterclass teaches you the 3 major types of editing calledContent Editing,Copyediting andProofreading.Content Editing – Step by StepThe 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 parallelalong 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 ExamplesObviously, 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 CourseStudents 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 forAnyone who wants to become a professional editorAnyone who already is an editor and wants to raise their gameAnyone who wants to dramatically enhance their own writing by self-editing
Section 1: Introduction
Lecture 1 Introduction
Section 2: Basics of Writing Editing
Lecture 2 Steps involved in writing editing
Lecture 3 A quick reminder and a request
Lecture 4 Track Changes in MS word or Google docs
Lecture 5 Some helpful editing tools to complement manual editing
Section 3: Writing Editing-Step by Step
Lecture 6 Step 1 Read the content out loud
Lecture 7 Step 2-Make sentences smaller
Lecture 8 Step 3-Clarification from the author
Lecture 9 Step 4-Remove irrelevant and duplicate points
Lecture 10 Step 5-Removing any contradicting statements
Lecture 11 Step 6-Replace Jargons with simple words
Lecture 12 Step 7 and 8- Copyediting Indepth – Part 1
Lecture 13 Step 7 and 8- Copyediting Indepth – Part 2
Lecture 14 Step 7 and 8- Copyediting Indepth – Part 3
Lecture 15 Step 9 and 10 Subtitles
Lecture 16 Step 11 Providing a magnetic title
Lecture 17 Step 12 Proofreading and author feedback
Section 4: Editing Rules with Examples
Lecture 18 Rule 1-Break long sentences into smaller ones
Lecture 19 Rule 2-Start your sentences with most important verbs or nouns.
Lecture 20 Rule 3-Add alliterations
Lecture 21 Rule 4-Avoid Nominalizations.
Lecture 22 Rule 5-Use stronger action verbs in place of weaker ones
Lecture 23 Rule 6-Remove flabby and redundant words and phrases.
Lecture 24 Rule 7-Replace ambiguous and vague terms with simpler ones.
Lecture 25 Rule 8-Use subjects near verbs.
Lecture 26 Rule 9-Replace hard to read word/phrase with simple and easy ones.
Lecture 27 Rule 10-Beware of Ambiguous Antecedent.
Lecture 28 Rule 11-Remove unnecessary implied words.
Lecture 29 Rule 12-Remove the word “that” if it doesn’t change the meaning.
Lecture 30 Rule 13-Use simple tense in place of continuous tense if meaning doesn’t change.
Lecture 31 Rule 14-Separate two independent clauses with a semicolon or a period.
Lecture 32 Rule 15-Replace passive voice with active voice.
Lecture 33 Rule 16-Say everything about one thing before shifting focus on something else.
Lecture 34 Rule 17-State anything authoritatively. Avoid words that reduce it.
Lecture 35 Rule 18-Remove weak linking terms if possible.
Lecture 36 Rule 19-Replace intensified adjectives with stronger adjectives.
Lecture 37 Rule 20-Combine nouns + Free Writing Editing eBook
Section 5: Grammar Rules for Copyediting and Proofreading
Lecture 38 Rule 21-Avoid overuse of adverbs
Lecture 39 Rule 22-Avoid too many prepositional phrases.
Lecture 40 Rule 23-Correct misplaced modifiers
Lecture 41 Rule 24-Ensure agreement of pronouns with antecedents.
Lecture 42 Rule 25-Ambiguous pronoun references
Lecture 43 Rule 26-Correct comma splices
Lecture 44 Rule 27-Correct sentence fragments
Lecture 45 Rule 28-Correct run-on sentences
Lecture 46 Rule 29-Rewrite Inflated sentences
Lecture 47 Rule 30-Avoid unnecessary “would”
Lecture 48 Rule 31-Correct dangling modifiers.
Lecture 49 Rule 32-Correct subject-verb disagreement
Lecture 50 Rule 33-Incorrect use of object pronouns
Lecture 51 Rule 34-Incorrect use of subject pronouns
Lecture 52 Rule 35-Inappropriate use of reflexive pronoun forms
Lecture 53 Rule 36-Incorrect use of “did” instead of “had” in certain “if clauses”
Lecture 54 Rule 37-Incorrect irregular verb forms
Lecture 55 Rule 38-Stop omitting “that” when it is needed.
Section 6: Proofreading Strategies and Rules
Lecture 56 Proofreading strategies
Lecture 57 Spelling errors and homophones
Lecture 58 Punctuation mark – Period
Lecture 59 Punctuation mark – Comma
Lecture 60 Question mark and exclamation
Lecture 61 Colon and quotation mark
Lecture 62 Apostrophe and hyphens
Lecture 63 Dashes and Parenthesis
Content and Copy editors, Writers and Entrepreneurs
Udemy | English | 3h 0m | 766.21 MB
Created by: Sivakumar Kannan