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This is an introductory course that teaches the rudiments of copyediting. It explains what copyediting is, where it fits in the publishing process, the qualities of a good copy editor, and the application of fundamental copyediting skills. These include: copyediting marks, essentials of grammar and punctuation, consistency of style, proper diction and usage, factual verification, and related editorial skills. Students will learn these basic copyediting skills through practical editing exercises and through short quizzes on individual topics.