Copy-Editing 1 (Micro-credential)

Copy-Editing 1 (Micro-credential)

Get copy-editing skills that are highly valuable in print-based and digital workplaces. Study flexibly by allowing this course to fit around your other commitments.

Flexible study options

This micro-credential and the Grammar and Punctuation micro-credential are worth five credits each. You can enrol in both or do them separately.

These micro-credentials have been developed for flexible self-directed study at your own pace. They are delivered online, and there are no classes to attend.

Study hours: Approximately 50 hours total (5 hours per week).

It is possible to complete each micro-credential in fewer than 10 weeks if you want to, as long as you complete learning activities, online discussions and three short assessments by the end of the course.

What you will learn

The Copy-Editing 1micro-credential covers:

The copy-editor's role and responsibilities

  • The publishing process
  • Working with authors and stakeholders
  • Editorial judgement

Copy-editing skills and resources

  • Tailoring texts to a range of audiences and formats
  • Copy-editing by hand
  • Copy-editing electronically
  • Style guides

Special editing considerations

  • Principles of clear expression and plain language
  • Copy-editing te reo Māori and English-language texts
  • Formatting and checking accuracy of bibliographic citations

Useful resources

Entry requirements

Open entry.

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Last updated: 24/4/2024

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