You can change an author’s file on-screen relatively easily – but editing it efficiently and effectively requires more skill and specialist knowledge. Through a series of hands-on exercises, this course shows you how to make on-screen editing a more efficient process, improving the speed and quality of your work. You will learn ‘best practice’ in preparing files for import into typesetting programs, and you will also learn how to find the best resources on the internet.
Every student will have sole use of a computer with all relevant software. The basic techniques are applicable to all platforms.
Editorial staff and freelancers who use Word to edit text on-screen or who brief others to edit on-screen will benefit from this course. This course is focused on teaching you how to edit on-screen, not what to edit.
Learn how to: edit efficiently on-screen; prepare files in the best form for typesetting; create macros to ‘clean’ files automatically; flag changes to files electronically; and customise Word for editing.