[ Syllabus ]

  1. Course objective
    To develop copy editing skills in a technical manuscript in terms of (a) translation errors made from Chinese to English and (b) general writing style errors.
  2. Course texts
  3. Suggested readings
    Substance&Style: Instruction and Practice in Copyediting by Mary Stoughton
    Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Joseph Williams
    Technical Editing by Lola Zook
  4. Course homework
    Students must complete the twenty seven editing exercises for conciseness found in An Editing Workbook for Chinese Technical Writers by Ted Knoy and the twenty nine editing exercises for clarity found in Advanced Copyediting Practice for Chinese Technical Writers by Ted Knoy.

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