Proofreading and Editing
BWC410 Editing Skills
Tuition: $295
The Editing Skills course will teach you how to manage editing projects and rewrite to polish documents. The Editing Skills course will teach you how to manage editing projects and rewrite to polish documents. You will learn how to
  • edit sentences to make them clear concise
  • develop paragraphs that are clearly organized
  • select vocabulary that is accurate and descriptive
  • edit for organization so you write documents that readers cannot misunderstand

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

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BWC440 Proofreading Skills
Tuition: $295
The Proofreading Skills course contains clear, thorough explanations of the proofreading process, proofreader's marks, and basic English usage (grammar, punctuation,spelling, and sentence structure). It will take you through a comprehensive review of basic English usage to help you locate writing errors even experienced proofreaders may not notice. As you go through the review of the usage rules, you will proofread for errors to practice identifying misuse of the rules.

The Proofreading Skills course has six diagnostic tests. To graduate from the course, you must have achieved an average of at least 80 percent on the six diagnostics. This course is not recommended for anyone who wants to overcome errors in his or her writing. You should have few usage errors in your writing to be able to graduate from this course.

The online lessons contain clear explanations and many examples. You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills learned and skills that still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a graduation certificate for framing at the end of the course.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

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BWC320 Editing, Polishing, and Proofreading Your Business Writing
Tuition: $295
The BWC320 Editing, Polishing, and Proofreading Business Writing course will give you the skills you need to be able to understand basic grammar rules, edit business writing, and proofread your own and others' writing. It is not so rigorous as the Proofreading Skills course, but teaches more grammar and proofreading skills than are included in the Business Writing Skills course.

Course Time: You will go through the course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

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