Editorial style controls all aspects of consistency in the presentation of words, numbers and punctuation. Most copy-editors realise that consistency is important, but they may not always understand why.
This module focuses on the core areas of editorial style, including spelling and hyphenation, punctuation and capitalisation, numbers, abbreviations and the use of italic and quotation marks. When you have mastered those, you will be equipped to think through more complicated aspects of styling for yourself.
e-Learning modules are optimised for desktop and laptop devices and not tablets and smartphones.
At the end of this module you will:
Editorial Style has five units. Across the five units there are 12 exercises each having a model answer and commentary for self-assessment.
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 an editor's working life. They are designed to build on a foundation of existing skills and experience.
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