Almost Everything You Need to Know about Copy Editing and Grammar Skills

Presenter: Moira White
 Number of sessions: 4

Presenter: Moira White
Length: 5 hours
Language: English
Level: Introductory
Type: Informational
Member price: $156
Non-member price: $260

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Have you ever paused to wonder whether a comma really should be added before a particular word? or whether you should add a hyphen to a compound? or how to phrase queries to the author?

In this five-part series, you’ll learn how to handle the “four pillars of copy editing”:

  1. capitalization;
  2. hyphenation;
  3. commas, semicolons, and colons; and
  4. correct number style.

You’ll also learn about the grammar skills that every copy editor needs to know and about communicating well with your author.

Series schedule

Part 1

  • Three short grammar lessons
  • Copy editing essentials

Part 2

  • Commas, semicolons, and colons

Part 3

  • Capitalization

Part 4

  • Hyphenation
  • Quotations, lists, parentheses and brackets, and ellipsis dots

Part 5

  • Number style
  • Communicating with the author

Moira White teaches virtual and in-person writing and editing workshops across the country for government and corporate clients. She also consults on plain language and clear communication through Ubiquitext Communications. Moira is a past president of Editors Canada.