Substantive Editing I Course

Event Phone: 202-556-0822

  • May 24, 2016 - May 25, 2016
    9:00 am
    - Instructor: Ronnie Lipton

(Custom/Group Training Available.  Please contact us for additional information.)

Course Description

The author might have sweat blood over the copy, but you’re still faced with a document that needs work. Sound familiar? The Substantive Editing I course will teach you how to edit for clarity and meaning, sharpen your ability to spot factual errors and redundancy, and outline and organize unfocused materials without abandoning the author’s voice. Exercises are based on real-world manuscripts.

Topic include:

  • Revising sentences for imprecise wording, redundancy, and factual inaccuracy
  • Untangling garbled language
  • Querying effectively
  • Recognizing problems with tone
  • Reorganizing confusing copy
  • Determining the value and accuracy of information
  • Assessing the manuscript for content, organization, and writing style
  • Organizing unfocused material
  • Pinpointing areas that need work and planning your editing approach
  • Mastering the art of diplomacy
  • Revising/rewriting introductory paragraphs
  • Repurposing text for a different audience and use

Intensive Introduction to Copyediting or equivalent experience



Venue Phone: 202-556-0822

1940 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States