Upgrade your skills at Ryerson this spring

April 10, 2010

Looking to perfect your copy-editing skills (essential for web staff, who usually don’t have copy editors) or learn about InDesign? The Magazine Publishing program at Ryerson University (where I teach) has  classes available in the spring term with two of our fabulous instructors. Details below.

Spring Brings Extra Convenience for Two Popular Editorial Courses in Ryerson’s Magazine Publishing Program

Thanks to greater availability of classroom space in the Spring/Summer university term, two of the most popular continuing education courses in Ryerson’s Magazine Publishing program can be scheduled far more conveniently.

Magazine Copy Editing (course code CDJN 119), a 42-hour course, ordinarily meets once a week (for three hours) over 14 weeks. In Spring,however, it runs twice a week for seven weeks, which the instructor says is a far more effective way to learn this material, each lesson being reinforced after a few days rather than a week. This year, Magazine Copy Editing is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., from May 3 to June 21. (Standard fee: $542; enrollment deadline April 26)

Layout Software for Magazine Editors (CDJN 204), a 21-hour/7 week course) moves from 9 a.m. Saturday mornings to a much more popular Wednesday evening time slot, 6:30-9:30 p.m. And because CDJN 204 appeals to many of the same people as CDJN 119, it begins this term on June 23, just as the Copy Editing course finishes, allowing students to continue making Wednesdays their Ryerson night. (Standard fee: $298; enrollment deadline June 16)

For more information about both courses, and the rest of the Magazine Publishing Program, go to www.ryerson.ca/ce/magazine.

Applicants already working at a magazine may call Charles Oberdorf (416-480-2750) to obtain a counseling slip – required to register initially in the program (past or current students can enroll online).

Applicants not working at a magazine should consult www.ryerson.ca/ce for requirements.

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