Course Description

This course will present the knowledge and skills needed for the proofreading of typeset material, with additional attention to proofreading electronically published texts. It will be of interest to those involved in the editorial process, layout, and management of the production process. Subjects will include principles and vocabulary of typography and layout; tools and reference materials; copy-to-copy and 'cold' proofreading methods; editorial responsibilities; evaluation of typesetting practice, including word breaks, spacing, and balance; proofreading of illustrations, figures, tables, and maps; preliminary pages, headers and footers, folios, and documentation; colour checking; second and subsequent proofs; printers' proofs; and on-screen proofreading methods.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

Students with experience in copy editing may be admitted by permission of the coordinators.

This course will run during the Winter break. 


Prerequisite: CDPB 102

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Course Sections
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Sep 09, 2024 to Oct 25, 2024
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $540.29
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00
International Fee non-credit $0.00