Almost Everything You Need to Know about Copy Editing and Grammar Skills
September 27, 2021
October 1, 2021
Have you ever paused to wonder whether a comma really should be added before a particular word? or whether you should add a hyphen to a compound? or how to phrase queries to the author?
In this five-part series, you’ll learn how to handle the “four pillars of copy editing”:
1. capitalization;
2. hyphenation;
3. commas, semicolons, and colons; and
4. correct number style.
You’ll also learn about the grammar skills that every copy editor needs to know and about communicating well with your author.
Series schedule
Day 1
  • Three short grammar lessons
  • Copy editing essentials
Day 2
  • Commas, semicolons, and colons
Day 3
  • Capitalization
Day 4
  • Hyphenation
  • Quotations, lists, parentheses and brackets, and ellipsis dots
Day 5
  • Number style
  • Communicating with the author
Moira White teaches virtual and in-person writing and editing workshops across the country for government and corporate clients. She also consults on plain language and clear communication through Ubiquitext Communications. Moira is a past president of Editors Canada.