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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDJN 119</span>

CDJN 119 Magazine Copy Editing


Certificate Credit
Communication & Design Program Area


Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $772.11* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


This course is an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to ensure a high degree of clarity, consistency, and accuracy, as well as precise and appropriate use of language, in magazine editorial copy - print or web-based. After a magazine article has been edited, the copy editor attends to the finer details - checking grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency of style, logic, and usage - and shepherds the article through the proofreading and production process. These "polishing" skills will be covered in this course, along with commonly used reference works, Canadian spelling, proofreader's marks, copy editing on computers, copy fitting, line editing, bias-free language, working with designed pages, and writing display copy. One lesson will be devoted to fact-checking. While students from many backgrounds may benefit from this course, successful copy editors need an above-average command of the language they're working in, and a wide-ranging general knowledge.

Note: To find out more about your instructor, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/magazine.

Spring/Summer 2017
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. Last day to enrol for ALL Summer Session courses beginning the week of June 26, 2017 in the Spring/Summer 2017 term is Friday, June 30, 2017. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.

Please be aware that the course information, including the fee, currently displayed is for the 2017-2018 academic year. The course fees for the Spring/Summer 2017 term may vary from course fees for 2017-2018. You will be charged the course fee displayed for the term in which you are enrolling.
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Classroom Delivery Option
Monday, Wednesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.01 May 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
Fall 2017
Enrolment for Fall 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Classroom Delivery Option
Wednesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.13 Sep 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
Winter 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on August 14, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on August 28, 2018.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday & Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 07 May 2018-20 Jun 2018

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