Copyediting: Intermediate (Online, Jun. 5-Jul. 17)


Where: AsynchronousOnline (Sakai)

June 5, 2018

Registration is closed for this class



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.”

Required readings will be from the following texts:

  • Amy Einsohn’s The Copyeditor’s Handbook
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed.
  • 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 Sentineland 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.

A Note About the EFA's Online Courses

Our online courses are conducted through 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.