Copyediting: Intermediate, August 17–September 28 (6 weeks online) SU21


Where: AsynchronousOnline (Sakai)

August 17, 2021

Registration is closed for this class



Important Information About Our Online Courses

Our online courses are conducted through the LAMP Consortium on Sakai, a learning management system (LMS). You never need to be at your computer at any specific hour. More information about how these asynchronous classes are conducted is available here.

This course is sold out and we have begun a waitlist. If you would like to be added to that list, please complete this short Google Form.

This 6-week online course in Copyediting assumes that participants have a basic knowledge of copyediting skills and are interested in honing their skills in querying, preserving author voice and style, and advanced grammar points (wordiness, sentence structure, parallelism, common writing flaws). Students will also learn how to be flexible and even “break the rules.”

It is recommended you take the beginning copyediting class before taking the intermediate copyediting class unless you have professional copyediting experience with The Chicago Manual of Style.

Required readings will be from the following texts:

  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook, 4th edition, Amy Einsohn (The accompanying The Copyeditor’s Workbook is not required for this course, although it has exercises you may want to do on your own.)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition
  • Carol Saller’s The Subversive Copyeditor

Instructor Lourdes Venard is founder of Comma Sense Editing, which provides services to individual authors and businesses. She has 30 years of writing and editing experience, including at major newspapers Newsday, The Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Washington Post. She also teaches copyediting through an online course at the University of California, San Diego, and is active in the American Copy Editors Society, having served as a scholarship judge for 11 years.

Refund and Anti-Harassment Policies
Information on our refund policy is available here. All participants in EFA courses must abide by our anti-harassment policy, which you can find here.