Schedule

Unit 1: Being an Editor

Date

In-class work

Assignments for Next Class Meeting

August 18
    • Course syllabus review
    • Pre-test
    • Preview Cover Letter Assignment
  • Cover letter assignment
  • Read Subversive Copy Editor (SCE) Intro, Chapters 1, 6
  • Sign up for Slack (I will invite you)
  • DM me in Slack re syllabus reflections
August 23
  • Review Cover Letter assignment // Introductions
  • Discussion of ‘Being an Editor’ (c.f SCE)
  •  Read SCE Chapters 2,3
  • Last day to add/change sections
August 25
  • Discussion of Editorial perspective (c.f. SCE)
  • Listen to”The Art of Making & Fixing Mistakes” (podcast; starting at 14:40)
  • Read SCE Chapters 4, 5
August 30
    • Discussion of Editor-Author relationship (c.f. SCE)
    • editorial pet peeves discussion
  • SCE Chapters 7, 8
  • The “Yays” for serial commas: Post your group’s resources on Slack #general
September 1
    • Discussion of Editor-Technology relationships (c.f. SCE)
    • Review of pre-tests
    • Preview of Kairos Wiki assignment
  • SCE Chapters 9, 10
  • Based on the SCE readings, post in the general channel in Slack a list of the potential editorial information/resources/materials you think you will need to complete the Kairos Wiki assignment.
  • Read Style, Chapter 1

Unit 2: Copy editing

Date

In-class work

Assignments for Next Class Meeting

September 6
  • An introduction to scholarly publishing
  • Overview of copy-editing assignment (intro to Kairos)
  • Read through your portion of the session reviews
  • Read Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Section 2: Manuscript Preparation, Manuscript Editing, and Proofreading
    • 2.1 – Overview
    • 2.2 – Process outline
    • “Principles of Manuscript Editing” (9 subsections)
    • “The Mechanics of Editing on Paper” (10 subsections)
    • “The Mechanics of Electronic Editing” (12 subsections)
  • Refer to Style, Chapter 2
September 8
  •  Disciplinary conventions of Kairos and CCCC reviews that impact editorial work
  • CCCC Reviews Editor Skype call
  • Discussion of session reviews
  • Read APA Manual, Chapter 2 (pp. 41–59 only) and Chapter 3
  • Refer to Style, Chapter 3, 4
September 13
  • Discuss stages of editing: Stage 1
  • What are queries?
  • What are style sheets?
  • using Comments in Microsoft Word
  • refer to:
    • Technical Editing, Chapter 8: section on document style sheets
    • Style, Chapters 5, 6
  • Start Stage 1 editing
September 15
  • Discussion of Stage 1 editing
  • Collating style sheets from Stage 1 into in-house style guide & reviewing Kairos’s in-house style guide
  • refer to: Style, Chapters 7–9
  • resources scavenger hunt
  • Finish Stage 1 editing
September 20
Stage 1 due
  • Overview of Stage 2 editing: line editing
  • reviewing scavenger hunt assignment
  • Mark-up practices (print, Word/Track Changes) – exercise

 

 

  • APA Chapter 4 (refer to 5, if needed)
  • refer to Style, Chapter 10
  • CMS, Section 2: on Proofreading
    • “Introduction” (3 subsections)
    • “Stages of Proofing” (7 subsections)
    • “How to Proofread…” (9 subsections)
    • “How to Mark Proofs” (14 subsections)
  • Start Stage 2 editing (in print)
September 22
    • review of hand-marked copies
    • Stage 2: references & fact-checking
    • references list exercise
  • APA, Chapters 6, 7
  • refer to Kairos modified APA style guide
  • Continue Stage 2 editing (digital; focus on References)
September 27
  • review Stage 2 edits: Q&A with Matt
  • review house style rules
  • Continue working on Stage 2 edits (focus on house style)
September 29
  • Guest Editor: tba
  • review Stage 2 edits: Q&A with Matt
  • Finish Stage 2 editing
  • set up conference with me for next week (on Google Drive)
October 4
Stage 2 due
  • review Stage 2 edit workflow
  • overview Stage 3 edits (Styles vs. XML) – exercises
October 6
  • review Word Styles assignment
  • Styles–>HTML–>XML (Why XML?)
  • XML video tutorial/preview
  • Create XML style sheet for reviews
  • review Stage 3 assignment
  • Start Stage 3 editing
October 11
  • Stage 3 Q&A with Matt
  • Nearly complete Stage 3
  • Revise author query
October 13
  • Workshop author queries with Matt
  • Finish Stage 3 editing
  • Finalize author queries
October 18
Stage 3 due
  • Review of Stage 3 workflows
  • Overview of Stage 4 editing
  • Wiki logins & training
  • Begin Stage 4 editing
October 20
  • INDD/ XML introduction
  • Stage 4 Q&A
  • Finish Stage 4
October 25
Stage 4 due
  • Attend OA Week event @ Library (Room 2036)
  •  October 26 = Last day to drop class
  • Read Stage 5 instructions, start on wiki proofing
October 27
  • Overview of Stage 5 editing & Q&A
  • distribution of print page proofs
  •  Finish Stage 5 editing

Unit 3: Developmental editing (still in progress)

Date

In-class work

Assignments for Next Class Meeting

November 1
  • Lab Day
  • refer to Technical Editing, Chapter 14: “Comprehensive Editing”
November 3
Stage 5 due 
  • Introduction to developmental editing
  • Overview of dev editing assignment
  • Read-around in Kairos
  • read sample webtext & be prepared to discuss next week
  • SCE, Chapters 11, 12, 13
November 8
  • SCHOOL CLOSED (election day: Go Vote!)
  • see above
November 10
  • Peer reviewing/developmental feedback (across genres/media)
  • Writing review letters
  • Write a draft of your developmental feedback letter
November 15
  • Workshopping peer review letters
  • Revised Cover Letter Assignment
  • Revise review letter
  • SCE Chapter 14
November 17
peer-review letter due
  • NO CLASS (optional: résumé workshop)

 

  • Input wiki corrections from author queries [?]
November 22–24 Thanksgiving Break: No classes
November 29
  • Résumé & Cover Letter workshop
  • mock interview questions
  • Revise professional materials
December 1
cover letter due
  • Class feedback
  • eSEIs
  • Post-test
December 6
  • No Class: Submit post-test to DropBox
  •  Have a great break!