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Editing for Print Media
EDIT PRINT MED
CLASS CODE: COMM 342 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Principles of improving written copy, including sentence structure, agreement, case, voice, punctuation, spelling, clarity, conciseness, coherence, accuracy, sensitivity and style. Both micro- and macro-editing of copy will be considered.
DESCRIPTION: Principles of improving written copy, including sentence structure, agreement, case, voice, punctuation, spelling, clarity, conciseness, coherence, accuracy, sensitivity and style. Both micro- and macro-editing of copy will be considered.
TOPICS: Why bother editing?
Tailoring your material
Looking for holes, other problems
Technical editing
Checking facts
Sensitivity and taste
Legal & ethical issues
Verbosity vs. clarity
OBJECTIVES: By the completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

1. Understand editing and the role of editors in publications.
2. Recognize individual strengths and weaknesses in editing.
3. Understand career opportunities in the editing field and the skills needed to pursue such a career.
4. Possess fundamental skills in copy editing, desktop publishing, headline and caption writing and
graphic design/page layout.
5. Understand the influence of ever-changing
technology on the mass media.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: COMM 240
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002