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JOUR 2237 The Art of Editing (Fall: 3 )


Course Description


Instructor(s): Toby Lester

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Writers get all the attention. But where would they be without discerning editors to recognize their talents, provide perspective on their ideas, help shape their work, and, ultimately, publish it? This discussion-based class will focus primarily on editing as it’s practiced at magazines such as The New Yorker and The Atlantic. We’ll think big and small, about whole publications, individual articles, and critical matters of style; we’ll read and discuss published works; we’ll invite top editors and writers in to share their secrets with us; and we’ll write and edit our own articles.


Last Updated: 29-Jan-15