English 6721
Copyediting for Professional Communicators
Fall 2010

 

All dates are when reading and assignment are due.

Work from the web schedule; do not print everything at the beginning of the semester. Dates and assignments may change.

Due dates of major assignments are on this schedule. Homework due dates may be listed with the unit material, but all work is always due by the last day of the unit.

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Course documents
Course policy statement
Student responsibility
Discussion list expectations

Editing help
Editing resources
Editing workbook
Mayfield Handbook of Technical Writing

August

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

24—Class starts

Introduction

25

Copyedit

26

 

27

 

30—Week 1

 

31      

September

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

 

 

1 2 3

Edits due (answers)

6—Week 2

Copyedit

7

8

Think about
Research paper assignment

9

 

10

Edits due (answers)

13—Week 3

Proofing

14 15 16 17

Edits due (answers)

20—Week 4

Comprehensive edit

21

 

22 23 24

Edits due (answers)

27—Week 5

Comprehensive edit

28

 

29

 

30  

October

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
   

 

 

 

1

Book copyedit due

4—Week 6

Comprehensive edit

5 7

 

7

8

Edits due (answers)

11—Fall Break

 

12—Fall Break

 

13—Week 7

Styles
Research paper assignment

14 15

 

18—Week 8

Comprehensive edit

Style assignments due

19

20

Comprehensive editing comments

21 22

Edits due (answers)

25—Week 9

Visual design

26 27 28 29

 

November

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1—Week 10

Graphics

2 3 4

5

8—Week 11

Technology

9

10

First paper draft to editor

11

12

 

15—Week 12

Ethics

16

17

Paper draft back to author

18

19

 

22

Web editing

23 24—Thanksgiving

25—Thanksgiving

comic

26—Thanksgiving

 

29—Week 14

Web editing

last day to drop

30

Research paper to editor for final edit

     

 

December

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

 

 

 

1

 

2 3

Edited drafts back to author

6

 

7—Class ends

Final project due