Text editing: making Texts Communicate Effectively

Course Code :2011FLWTLE
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Kris Van De Poel
Marilize Pretorius
Sophie Demesmaeker

3. Course contents *

Starting from the question what level of intervention is required to make written texts communicate as effectively as possible, the course focuses on the dichotomy accuracy-fluency.
The different issues addressed will be:
-types and levels of text editing,
-issues with which a text editor has to deal (including plagiarism, copyright and the question of ethics),
-and the complex process of text editing.

On the basis of different authentic texts you will work through the different phases of text editing with support from international specialists in the field.