Where Can I Find Free Online Editing Courses?

Free online editing courses can be found at colleges like New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of California, at Berkeley. These courses are offered as presentations and video lectures. Schools offering Children`s Book Illustration degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Cultivating your editing skills can improve your business reports, letters, e-mails, homework and creative writing projects. Several colleges and universities offer free, non-credit editing courses and online video lectures. PowerPoint or other software might be needed to access some course materials.


New Jersey Institute of Technology

The New Jersey Institute of Technology's professional and technical editing course is an OpenCourseWare (OCW) course originally offered to graduate students on campus. You won't receive credit for this free OCW course, which you can complete at your own pace.

How Is the Course Structured?

The course consists of four video lectures related to techniques in contemporary technical and professional editing. The videos feature a PowerPoint presentation with a voiceover from the course instructor, Dr. Norbert Elliot.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to edit electronic and print documents and collaborate with writers to improve the structure, grammar and tone of manuscripts. You will also learn how to present your reasons for making copyediting changes.

What Materials Are Provided?

Materials include a list of texts used in the course and the Web address for an online version of The Chicago Manual of Style. The course provides lecture topics and corresponding reading assignments.

University of California at Berkeley

The University of California at Berkeley's events are offered on YouTube and iTunes as free videos of the Berkeley Writers at Work lecture series. The university's College Writing Programs Department sponsors the series.

How is the Lecture Series Structured?

Each video includes a lecture from a Berkeley professor who is also an author. The lecturers represent a variety of academic disciplines, including European and Russian history, journalism, English, public policy, film studies and music.

What Will I Learn?

You will gain insight into the editing, revising and writing processes of authors. Question-and-answer sessions following the lectures will help you learn more about editing and related topics that the authors discuss during their presentations.

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