Editing Skills for the Workplace

Editing in the workplace requires a combination of editorial expertise, tact, and “big picture” outlook. Every day brings some new challenge, from meeting aggressive deadlines to managing disagreements about the correct placement of a comma.

In this workshop, you’ll acquire the practical skills that you need to edit your colleagues’ work successfully: how to assess the editing needs for a project, how to edit the text effectively, and how to build strong writer–editor collaborations. You'll learn how to correct common problems quickly to increase your productivity. You’ll also learn how to manage your time, your client’s expectations, and your workload.

Editing is a valuable contribution to any project—it can also be extremely satisfying. This workshop will help you build the basic skill set that you'll need to edit effectively in the workplace.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Assessing purpose and audience

  • Organizing information

  • Editing for style, grammar, and consistency

  • Understanding the editorial process

  • Evaluating copyright and liability issues

  • Providing feedback to writers

  • Writers who want to learn the basics of editing
  • Anyone who wants to edit texts more effectively and quickly

Stephanie Macaulay, M.A., has been a freelance and in-house editor for over 12 years, supporting health care, government, and high-tech clients in the Ottawa area. Her expertise ranges from project management and quality assurance to standards definition. She currently manages a quality assurance team for a high-tech company in the Ottawa area.

“This was one of my favorite U of O classes!”

Select a session

November 20, 21, 2017
9:00 - 16:00
March 22, 23, 2018
9:00 - 16:00
August 2, 3, 2018
8:00 - 15:00

Group Training

Our courses, delivered exclusively to your employees, offer different levels of training customization to meet your organization’s specific requirements.

To discuss your training needs, please click here to submit a request for a group training.

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