From checking the facts to tweaking the commas, substantive editing covers every aspect of a document. The biggest challenge may be figuring out where to start. In this class, you will learn how to separate the various aspects of a piece of writing and address them one by one. You will address the value of the content to potential readers, factual accuracy and logic, organization, tone, and writing style of example documents. Then you’ll practice repurposing content for different audiences and framing the content for the reader’s ease of use.
In our intensive workshop on sentences, you will measure and
improve readability. Then you will practice specific techniques for making text
clearer, more concise, more interesting, and more convincing.
By using a custom substantive assessment form, you will
evaluate whole documents and plan your time so that you don’t get bogged down
in grammar and details while the big picture goes wanting.
This two-day intensive workshop offers 12 hours of instruction.
Online classes are offered in a live, instructor-led, interactive training format. Classes feature screen viewing, screen sharing, audio, and chat. You log in online, and use a standard telephone or a computer headset for the audio component.
"One of the more useful classes I've had on editing and reviewing"
- Substantive Editing Participant
- Policy Writing Course Participant
"Excellent class! The instructor makes the materials easy to understand and gives helpful reference materials. I will refer to them often."
- Copyediting Class Participant
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Meet our principal editor and trainer, Jennie Ruby.
Ms. Ruby has more than 20 years of experience in training professional writers and editors.