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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: $736.18* (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.

Fall 2016
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Classroom Delivery Option
Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 14 Sep 2016-14 Dec 2016
Winter 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2017
Spring/Summer 2017
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 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.Due to Congress 2017, there will be no undergraduate, graduate, or Chang School on campus classes from Saturday, May 27 to Friday, June 2, 2017. Distance courses will not be affected and will run as scheduled.
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