Schedule

Unit 1: Being an Editor

Date

In-class work

Assignments for Next Week

Week 1
August 18
    • Course syllabus review
    • Introductions
    • Sign up for DropBox
    • Pre-test
August 21 Last day to add/change sections
Week 2
August 25
  • Collect Editorial Values Statements
  • Review of pre-tests
  • Discussion of readings
  • Subversive Copy Editor: Intro & Chapters 1-4
  • Confessions of a Comma Queen, Intro
Week 3
September 1
  • Discussion of readings with examples
  • Preview of Editorial Pet Peeve assignment
    • “The Art of Making & Fixing Mistakes” (podcast; second half)

Unit 2: Copy editing

Date

In-class work

Assignments for Next Week

Week 4
September 8
  • Preview of publishing processes
  • Overview of copy-editing assignment (intro to Kairos)
  • preview of materials to be edited
  • wiki logins & training
  • Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Section 2: Manuscript Preparation, Manuscript Editing, and Proofreading
    • 2.1 – Overview
    • 2.2 – Process outline
    • “Principles of Manuscript Editing” (9 subsections)
    • “The Mechanics of Editing on Paper” (10 subsections)
    • “The Mechanics of Electronic Editing” (12 subsections)
  • Review CMS, Chapter 5: “Grammar and Usage”
  • Complete Stage 1 editing
Week 5
September 15
  • Slack & Google Drive sign-ups
  • fixing the matrix. fixing the filenames.
  • Discussion of readings: see also, Technical Editing,
    • Chapter 4: section on Marking Copy;
    • Chapter 6: section on Track Changes; &
    • Chapter 8: section on document style sheets
  • collating style sheets from Stage 1 into in-house style guide & reviewing Kairos’s in-house style guide
  • Stage 2 editing: in Kairos and in CCCC Reviews (see also: training wiki style sheets)
  • query examples
  • practicing paper copy mark-up & digital copy (Track Changes)
  • CMS, Section 2:
    • “Editing Specific Parts of a Manuscript” (11 subsections)
    • “Communicating with Authors” (5 subsections)
  • CMS, Chapter 4: Review “Rights, Permissions, and Copyright Administration”
  • Complete Stage 2 editing
Week 6
September 22
  • review of hand-marked copies
  • discussion of readings w/Stage 2 edits
    • style sheet updates?
    • copyright issues
    • reviewing author & editor queries
  • Stage 3 preview w modified APA references
  • references list exercise
  • Confessions of a Comma Queen (Chapters 1-5)
  • CMS, Section 2: on Proofreading
    • “Introduction” (3 subsections)
    • “Stages of Proofing” (7 subsections)
    • “How to Proofread…” (9 subsections)
    • “How to Mark Proofs” (14 subsections)
  • Start Stage 3 editing
Week 7
September 29
no class meeting
continue reading & copy-editing
  • ┬áComplete Stage 3 editing
Week 8
October 6
  • discuss readings
  • review copy-editing
  • Confessions of a Comma Queen (Chapters 6-10)
  • set up conference with me for Week 10
  • complete Stage 4 editing
Week 9: October 13 Fall Break: no class
Week 10
October 20
  • Discussion of readings
  • begin wiki production
  • review author queries
  • convert copy-edited texts to wiki
  • conference with me
  • Complete Stage 5 editing
October 23 Last day to drop a class

Unit 3: Developmental editing

Date

In-class work

Assignments for Next Week

Week 11
October 27
  • Rundown of copy-editing work
  • Fixing wiki issues
  • Editorial Pet Peeve assignment check-in
  • Introduction to developmental editing
  • Overview of dev editing assignment
  • Technical Editing, Chapter 14: “Comprehensive Editing” (pdf)
  • Read the following from /dev-editing/#writing folder in DropBox:
    1. series proposal
    2. #writing series homepage & submission guidelines
    3. proposal-NetworkedSense
    4. acceptance letter
Week 12
November 3
  • Discussing #writing proposal & discourse community
  • Peer reviewing/developmental feedback (across genres/media)
  • Read intro & chapter1 in #writing folder in DropBox
  • Read 5 documents in /Kairos-R&R/ folder
Week 13
November 10
Writing review letters
  • Write a draft of your developmental feedback letter for #writing chapters
Week 14
November 17
Workshopping peer review letters
  • Revise Editorial Values Statement
Week 15
November 24
Thanksgiving Break: No classes
Week 16
December 1
  • Review editorial values statements
  • Review of copy-editing corrections
  • Class wrap-up
  • eSEIs
Week 17
December 8
Turn in final papers & complete eSEIs: No class in person

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