Course Curriculum

What You Will Learn

  • 2

    A Brief Introduction to Copy Editing

    • So, What is Copy Editing?

    • The Difference Between Copy Editing, Line Editing and Proofreading

  • 3

    Module 1: New Lines, Paragraphs and Scene Breaks

    • An Introduction to New Lines and Paragraphs

    • New Lines & Paragraphs When Writing Dialogue

    • New Lines & Paragraphs When Writing Narration After Dialogue

    • New Lines & Paragraphs When Writing Flashbacks and Visions

    • New Lines & Paragraphs When Writing Letters, Emails and SMS

    • How to Use Single-Line Paragraphs for Dramatic Effect

    • How and When to Insert a Scene Break

  • 4

    Module 2: Show vs Tell

    • An Introduction to Show vs Tell

    • How to Replace Adverbs with Engaging Description

    • How to Describe a Character's Appearance Without Telling

    • How to Write Character Expressions and Reactions Without Telling

    • How to Show and Describe a Character's Emotions

    • How to Create an Atmosphere Readers Can Experience

    • How to Show How a Character Reacts to their Surroundings

    • How to Describe the Weather Without Telling

  • 5

    Module 3: Grammar

    • An Introduction to Grammar

    • Passive vs Active Voice

    • Common Grammar Mistakes PDF

  • 6

    Module 4: Punctuation

    • Punctuation PDF

  • 7

    Module 5: Consistency

    • An Introduction to Consistency

    • How to Keep Your Writing Style Consistent

    • How to Keep Your Tense Consistent

    • How to Keep Your Capitalisation Consistent

    • How to Keep Your Spelling Consistent

    • How to Keep Your Dates and Numbers Consistent

  • 8

    Module 6: Clarity

    • An Introduction to Clarity

    • How to Avoid Repetition

    • An Introduction to Lengthy Sentences

    • Activity: Lengthy Sentences

    • How to Edit Lengthy Sentences: Example 1

    • How to Edit Lengthy Sentences: Example 2

  • 9

    Module 7: Hiring a Professional Book Editor

    • 6 Types of Editors: Which One Should You Hire?

  • 10

    Final Words!

    • Final Words! :)

  • 11

    Bibliography

    • Bibliography PDF