Citing the work of other authors is a common characteristic of a broad range of publications. Such references have two purposes: for the author to provide evidence for their assertions, or show where the facts come from, and to enable the reader to locate the source of a quotation, and if interested then follow it up.
This course is designed to ensure that a copy-editor has a full understanding of the three principal reference systems in use and how to copy-edit them effectively and efficiently.
e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.
At the end of this module you will:
An editor's guide to editing references has six lessons, each of which includes exercises to self-check your learning. A second component provides further sample texts and suggest further reading. The final component is "test your knowledge" quiz. Successful completion of the final test leads to your completion certificate being issued.
This e-Learning Module was developed with the support of the Unwin Charitable Trust.
Five to seven hours with eight months access to the module.
PTC e-Learning Modules are concentrated, online courses that focus on specialist topics relevant to publishing working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.
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