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The Business of Copyediting  (WCWP-40333)
6 Weeks | Online

In the Business of Copyediting course, students will be prepared to launch their own copyediting or proofreading business or grow an existing one. In today's economy, creating a career with flexibility and mobility appeals to many people. The course will focus on how to acquire work, grow your business, legal and tax structures, financial basics, and day-to-day management. Included are resources for networking though copyediting organizations.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will have the following:

  • A plan to launch and maintain an editing business.
  • A plan for finding and approaching clients in a preferred niche or subject area.
  • Working knowledge of financial and legal issues such as business structures, income taxes, expenses, recordkeeping, and business liability insurance.
  • Working knowledge of editorial rates, contracts, invoicing, and work logs.
  • A set of resources and tools to help in their editing business.

Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall | Online
Note: Non-certificate students may take this class. There are assignments and reading with weekly due dates. Please purchase the textbook before class begins.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: WCWP-40333
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Copyediting

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