The ExpertRating Online Editing Course (leading to ExpertRating Editing
Ask any published
writer and you will hear that a good editor is not just helpful, but
essential. If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you
the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and
nonfiction. If you're already working as an editor, you'll not only
brush up on your skills, but will also learn about recent advances
in your chosen profession. If you're a writer, you will learn
essential self-editing tools to give your manuscripts the
professional look that publishers like to see.
From the language of editing to grammar, punctuation, and syntax to
the all-important relationships between editor, author, and
publisher, every facet of editing will be explored. Online editing
is gaining popularity; its complexities will be unraveled and its
advantages and pitfalls explored. Can you make a living as an
editor? Tips and resources for finding work will be addressed at
length. When you finish with this course, you will feel confident
enough to tackle even the most complex of manuscripts.
This course includes a knowledgeable
and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Jacquelyn Landis.
ExpertRating Online Editing Course instructor :Jacquelyn Landis
holds a bachelor's degree and has worked as a nonfiction editor
for over 15 years. Her editing repertoire includes books,
articles, and business manuals written by best-selling authors
such as Eva Shaw, George Carpozi, Anthony Robbins, Ken Druck, and
Tom Blair. She has been a speaker in the UCSD Extension program
and has participated in writing panels at the University of San
Diego. Jacquelyn is also the author of numerous published books
and magazine articles.
For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Editing Course you need
Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or
Mozilla Firefox Web browser. Although this course will teach English
grammar, punctuation, and style, you must be fluent in English and
have a better-than-average spelling ability.
The ExpertRating Online Editing Course has received overwhelming positive
feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
great course, full of information."
an aspiring writer and editor, I felt this course was extremely helpful. I now
have the tools and the confidence to jump-start my career. Thanks, Jackie, for
your amusing anecdotes and excellent instruction."
aspiring writer should take this course. It was helpful on many levels. I have
recommended it to other writer friends."
and practical course with an interesting presentation of the material. I would
definitely recommend this course to others."
class, excellent teacher. I learned a lot."
course/excellent instructor! I've learned so much, and I've enjoyed every
course! I was very impressed by instructor's knowledge and her ability to convey
this information to students. I feel this course has prepared me as a trained
professional. Thank you!"
I've loved this course. It is the first time I've taken a class since the '70's.
I took a chance taking it right now because I'm going through chemo-therapy, but
my daughter paid for it as a birthday present so I was anxious to go on ahead
with it. I did have to drop out for a while, and haven't been able to dedicate
the time to it that I would have liked, but I did put the supplemental materials
on my desktop and will look at them when I can. I don't know if I will ever get
good enough to get paid to edit, but I work in a church office doing many
aspects of editing and have gained valuable experience from your class. For that
I am very grateful. My work history is primarily in the electronics industry. I
never pictured myself in an office atmosphere, but I am feeling more confident.
absolutely adored this class. I wish there were a part two."
am in the executive secretary/admin assistant support field. This class has
broadened my knowledge in several areas. Things I should have learned in my
youth has just registered with me. I have more confidence in my abilities and
Ms. Landis has taught me how to access tools for growth and research in the
writing field. I will always remember this class and the doors it has opened for
enjoyed this class and learned many valuable facts, tips and timesavers that
will continue to assist me in my personal and professional lives."
enjoyed this course so much. I will use what I learned all the time at work (and
will enjoy having expert backup for my decisions). The instructor was prompt and
thorough in replying in the discussion area. Her patience and sense of humor
were greatly appreciated."
enjoyed this course. The instructor's writing style was clear and interesting. I
feel that I have learned more about the world of editing and that I have gained
confidence in my abilities to proofread and edit at work."
enjoyed this course very much. The instructor was scrupulous about responding to
questions in the discussion area."
ExpertRating Online Editing Course
ExpertRating Editing Certification)
is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from
TUV America) offering an Online Editing Course (leading to ExpertRating Editing Skills Certification).
ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification
with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in
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where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.
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ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and
When you choose the
ExpertRating Online Editing Course you can be sure that you are buying a
premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds
of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.
With ExpertRating you get certified
quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of
information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Editing Courseware which has
been developed by experienced Writers and Editing Experts.
The ExpertRating Editing Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led
Editing Program at $129.99.
Some Popular questions and answers about
this ExpertRating Online Editing Courseand Certification:
How much does the
Editing Certification cost and what does it include?
You can buy this ExpertRating Online Editing Course
Editing certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which
includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Editing Courseware and exam fee. This is
the best value for money Editing Program available till date. You
get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.
In-depth ExpertRating Online Editing Courseware including scenarios and case studies.
An instructor to guide you through the
course and to whom you can direct your questions.
World wide airmail delivery of the hard
copy Editing Certificate. The Editing Certificate can be used
to prove your certified status and does not mention the words
An online transcript that can be used to
prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.
How do I get certified?
The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the
ExpertRating Online Editing Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the
ExpertRating Online Editing Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final
Editing Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the
Editing Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your
Editing Certificate is mailed immediately.
What learning aids will I get?
ExpertRating Online Editing Course includes the following learning aids:
24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the
ExpertRating Online Editing Course is also provided
A friendly instructor to answer your questions online
A discussion area to have your questions answered
Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
Editing that you will learn during the Editing Course.
What is the final exam like?
The final exam is fully based upon the
ExpertRating Online Editing Courseware that is provided along with the
Editing Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the
ExpertRating Online Editing Courseware.
What are the course start dates?
ExpertRating instructor led courses commence
every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course
commencement in any month. To see available course start dates,
please click on the "Enroll now" button.
All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, writers and editors held about
306,000 jobs in 2006.
language, images, or sound through correction, compression,
systematizing, and by making other changes in various media is known
as editing. A person who edits is called an editor. This Online
Editing Course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that
will help you to write better, more marketable, and more effective
content. This Editing Program also provides helpful writing tips.
Suitable for a freelance writer, a small time script writer, an
entrepreneur or a job seeker, this course is sure to boost editing
Taking this highly recognized
ExpertRating The Keys to Effective Editing Certification course is
an excellent way for you to prove your professional prowess to
employers while giving a boost to your resume.
Have you ever
wondered just what editors do with writers’
manuscripts? In this first lesson, you’ll find
out. You’ll learn about the different types of
editors—copyeditors, acquisition editors,
developmental editors, production editors, and
more—and exactly what their jobs entail. Because
this course focuses on copyeditors, you’ll
explore the three levels of copyediting: light,
medium, and heavy. Finally, you’ll be introduced
to five immutable laws of editing designed to
make your job as a writer or an editor much
Friday - Lesson 02
If you’ve ever
seen a page marked up by an editor, you probably
wondered what all those funny-looking marks and
symbols meant. In this lesson, the mystery will
be revealed. All the marks will be displayed and
defined, and you’ll learn to use them as a sort
of shorthand to fix errors. At the end of the
lesson, you’ll have the opportunity to practice
using your newly learned copyeditors’ marks in
an entertaining exercise.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
In this lesson,
you’ll be given some invaluable tools for
increasing awareness of detail while you’re
writing or editing. You’ll learn the theory
behind these tools and how to use them to help
you with accuracy and consistency. Then you’ll
shift gears and delve into the intricacies of
fiction writing and editing. You’ll take a
close-up look at fiction writing devices such as
narration, exposition, dialogue, and point of
view, and how each can be effectively
incorporated into a manuscript.
Friday - Lesson 04
punctuation are two subjects that usually evoke
a big “Ugh!” This lesson is a review of the
basics of English grammar and punctuation, but
the ugh-factor is conspicuously absent. You’ll
revisit all those principles you learned in
school, but in a light-hearted manner guaranteed
to ease the pain. Proper grammar and punctuation
are the hallmarks of good writing and editing,
and you’ll be glad you had the chance to bring
your knowledge up to date.
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
This lesson will
take you into the world of spelling,
capitalization, and numbers. Most people are
surprised to learn that there are actually rules
governing how words are spelled and capitalized,
and whether numbers should be spelled out or in
digit form. You’ll learn not only the rules but
also the exceptions. The benefit of knowing all
the variations is that you’ll create consistency
in your work, and your writing/editing will
Friday - Lesson 06
explores all the writing pitfalls that can leave
readers in a state of confusion. You’ll learn to
recognize and fix mixed metaphors, garbled
syntax, nominals, redundancies, and much more.
You’ll also learn how to untangle overly wordy
sentences, how to eliminate sexism, and how to
create parallel structure. One of your goals as
an editor or a writer is to produce clarity.
This lesson will put you firmly on the path to
achieving that goal.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
When is it
appropriate to use an abbreviation? When should
you hyphenate words? Most people have a general
knowledge of abbreviations and hyphens, but when
it comes time to actually use them, they haven’t
a clue. In this lesson, you’ll learn all the ins
and outs of the rules that guide their use. Then
you’ll look closely at a less-glamorous but
critical part of a manuscript: bibliographies,
footnotes, citations, and endnotes. Editors and
writers need to know how to properly reference
quoted material within a manuscript, and the
simple guidelines in this lesson will make the
Friday - Lesson 08
between an author and an editor is tricky at
best. Throw a publisher into the works, and you
have the potential for a powder keg of emotions.
This lesson shows you how to keep life
harmonious within the author-editor-publisher
relationship. Writers will be able to see things
from the editor’s perspective, and editors will
learn how it feels to be in the author’s shoes.
Both of you will gain insight as well as a good
brush-up of your people skills.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
In this lesson,
you will learn about a different way to edit,
which has become the norm rather than the
exception. Editing manuscripts on-screen is the
wave of the present, and in this lesson, you’ll
explore the intricacies of making edits
electronically, thereby eliminating the physical
manuscript. You’ll then learn about copyright
law, permissions, and fair use, all of which are
essential for both editors and writers to become
Friday - Lesson 10
many parts beyond just the text. In this lesson,
you’ll learn how to edit such peripheral
material as tables, charts, and artwork. If
you’ve ever seen a caption that didn’t fit the
photo it was describing, you’ll understand the
need for this extra scrutiny. Next you’ll learn
all about the components of a book that come
before and after the text, namely, the front and
back matter. You’ll learn the function of parts
such as the foreword, the table of contents, the
index, and many more.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
After five weeks
of absorbing the technical elements of editing,
it’s time to have some fun. In this lesson,
you’ll take a close look at the intricacies,
inconsistencies, and irregularities in the
English language. These are the things that defy
classification but still are important to know.
You’ll learn about oddball words and phrases,
the do’s and don’ts of usage, and the many ways
in which language is like a puzzle that’s never