Introduction to Editing
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Toimetamise alused
Course title in English
Introduction to Editing
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To develop student skills in correcting and editing texts. To provide an overview and show the difference between proof-reading and editing. To develop skills for correcting and editing texts independently.
Brief description of the course
The concept of proof-reading, its tasks, possibilities, methods and limitations. Proof-reading marks, their system and groups. Editing types: difference between oral and written editing. Editing and proof-reading levels. Text analysis and assessment from the editors point of view. Editing means and methods. Editors key methods in constructing language, facts, texts and in using logic. Number, table and quotation editing. Editing marks. Usage of dictionaries and reference books during the process of editing. Work with an author.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has first theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of proof-reading and editing;
- can comment the text from the position of editor.

Anna Gubergrits