Foundational Skills for Employability and Earning

 

 

Principles of Written English and Basic Grammar

(Copyediting, Stage 1: Getting the Basics Right)

 

3-Month (and 1-month) Training and Mentoring Programs

 

I want to join this program

Benefit 1

Join THE BEST copyediting training and mentoring program in the world

Benefit 2

Become thorough with the basics of language editing in three months

Benefit 3

Develop the all-important analytic skill that will ensure a better pay

The program in brief

  • Start learning from video lessons so that you learn some theory before you sit for the mentoring
  • Have your one-to-one/group mentoring sessions (two sessions every week, spread out over three months)
  • Complete your courses and 24 mentoring sessions in three months
  • Know (and experience personally) that you have received the best possible training in principles of written English and basic grammar
  • Receive and preserve over 30 reference charts and documents for the rest of your editorial life
  • Receive your course completion certificate to show to the world
  • Have access to the courses for one more month after completion of the mentoring program
  • Have lifetime access to the AOC community
  • Have lifetime access to your mentoring sessions
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Frequently Asked Questions

Technical benefits

Just imagine the following:

  • Short daily training (watch recorded lessons at any time convenient to you)
  • Exercises on a module you have learned
  • Guided mentoring to train you to think in specific ways
  • Reiterating concepts day-in and day-out till you get them right
  • Driving in every important principle of writing and editing till it becomes a part of your thinking process—through live application on sentences
  • Identifying the structural pattern and basic idea of every sentence (skim reading) before even beginning to edit
  • Being able to identify every component of every sentence and thus prove its correctness or incorrectness by sheer logic
  • Learning principles that are never taught in colleges but play an important role in communication as you move forward in your career
  • Being a mile ahead of most others in terms of editorial capability
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This is what program participants have to say

Weneiu Mero

Since I started taking Dr. Venkat’s course on Foundational Skills on Employability and Earning, I have surprised myself with a disciplined routine that has been shaped by the detailed structure of the lessons, the rigorous teaching (through videos and one-on-one mentoring) and his encouragement to stay on track. These lessons have helped me in paying greater attention to the exercises on reading and editing. It’s amazing how Dr. Venkat has accumulated years of knowledge into a meticulous course structure that has benefitted me, and will continue to benefit many more students! I strongly recommend these courses to anyone who wishes to work in the field of editing and is sincere about learning.

Mothi Paul

This training so far has made me realize the importance of understanding a sentence. This understanding comes from learning how to read—yes, this is the fundamental aspect. By learning how to read and improving upon it with every mentoring session, I am able to know where exactly to punctuate, where to modify, and where to leave alone something. This has been such a revelation!

 

Click here to read Dr. Paul's full response after completing the course

Rashmi Hazarika

I registered with The Art of Copyediting for the Foundational Skills Programme not knowing what to expect, not having had any training in editing before. I am now five weeks into the course and am enjoying it thoroughly. Venkat has an unconventional approach to teaching the tenets of grammar but explains the principles lucidly. I have already learnt some finer points of grammar—things I thought I knew but did not. Looking forward to more illuminating sessions with Venkat.

Ivy Thomas

I wanted to do a basic course in English grammar and have been searching for a copyediting course for the last 2 years. And the search ended with Dr Venkat’s Art of Copyediting. The FSEE program's unorthodox yet comprehensive approach covers everything that’s to be learned about the topic, leaving nothing to the imagination, no exception unexplained! Given a single (compound) sentence, Dr Venkat can analyze and explain all the rules of English grammar (and even the mystery of our existence). With my doubts getting cleared, I find his numerous courses equally valuable, and I’m here to stay until the master kicks me out or declares me proficient.

TK Vineeth

The Art of Copyediting's FSEE (Foundational Skills for Employability and Earning) program is an intensive, interactive, and no-nonsense course meant for editors and writers serious about using correct English. The fundamental rules, nuances, as well as intricacies of the language are presented in a scientific manner and explained with clinical precision. Dr Venkat has a hands-on approach to teaching, and the mentoring/training sessions are real fun, where sentences are completely knocked down and built up again after analysing each part and fixing the faulty ones, adding missing elements, and tweaking the word order for clarity. All questions are taken head-on and answered with logic: nothing is left to imagination. Logic and logic alone is relied upon to explain the principles. The name of the course could well be The Science of Copyediting.

Arunima Kaushik

Over the last nine incredibly engaging sessions, I've gained a deep appreciation of the meticulous approach required to analyze every sentence thoroughly. Even a slight oversight, such as omitting a serial comma, has the potential to change the intended meaning. Every sentence demands a methodical approach, guided by specific rules taught in the Foundational Skills training and mentoring program. These rules serve as a solid foundation for making editing decisions based on logical reasoning rather than relying on instinct. As you grasp the application of these rules, you inch closer to cracking the code of a great edit.

The first course (Essentials of Written English) is so detailed and systematically designed that it addresses almost every conceivable writing/editing error. During each mentoring session, we analyze sentences from actual manuscripts, breaking them down into their structural components (parts of speech). We examine these components and their relationships while evaluating their structure. This intricate task demands unwavering attention to detail, but it becomes more streamlined when you assess these structural elements with the relevant rules in mind. By applying these rules in complex scenarios, you gain insights into how the seemingly complicated process of copyediting can be logically structured and simplified, resulting in clear and elegant writing.

There is still a long way to go and much to learn, and I look forward to sharpening my skills as the course grows more challenging.

    

3-Month training program payment options

GROUP-MENTORING (3 payment options + 12.5% to 33% Discount for Every Group Member) and ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING (10% discount)

Choose one of the payment options and indicate your preferences

Last date for joining BATCH 1: 10 July 2024 | Last date for joining BATCH 2: 18 July 2024

Single payment (One-to-one mentoring)

â‚ą40,500

(for a 10% discount on â‚ą45,000; can also use credit card and convert to EMI)

  • 4 foundational courses
  • 3-month training, via video lessons
  • 24 mentoring sessions, 2 days a week
  • 120 days access to courses 
  • 30+ ready-reference summaries
  • Life-long access to mentoring sessions
  • Course completion certificate
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3 monthly (UPI) payments (Group mentoring or One-to-one mentoring)

â‚ą15,000 or less/month

Pay joining fee by any method (Three part-payments: â‚ą15K upfront and balance as 2 UPI payments) + Group discounts. Click on link to know how the offer works

  • 4 foundational courses
  • 3-month training, via video lessons
  • 24 mentoring sessions, 2 days a week
  • 120 days access to courses 
  • 30+ ready-reference summaries
  • Life-long access to mentoring sessions
  • Course completion certificate
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3 No-Cost EMI payments (Group mentoring only)

â‚ą15,000/month

Three part-payments: â‚ą15K upfront and â‚ą15K for 2 successive months + Group discount bonus refunds. Click on link to know how the offer works

  • 4 foundational courses
  • 3-month training, via video lessons
  • 24 mentoring sessions, 2 days a week
  • 120 days access to courses 
  • 30+ ready-reference summaries
  • Life-long access to mentoring sessions
  • Course completion certificate
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6 No-Cost EMI payments (Group mentoring only)

â‚ą7500/mon

Affordable learning (Six part-payments: â‚ą7.5K upfront and balance as 5 part-payments) + Group discount bonus refunds. Click on link to know how the offer works

  • 4 foundational courses
  • 3-month training, via video lessons
  • 24 mentoring sessions, 2 days a week
  • 120 days access to courses 
  • 30+ ready-reference summaries
  • Life-long access to mentoring sessions
  • Course completion certificate
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9 Low-Cost EMI payments (Group mentoring only)

â‚ą5000+/mon

Still more affordability (9 part-payments: â‚ą5K upfront and balance as 8 part-payments) + Group discount bonus refunds. Click on link to know how the offer works

  • 4 foundational courses
  • 3-month training, via video lessons
  • 24 mentoring sessions, 2 days a week
  • 120 days access to courses 
  • 30+ ready-reference summaries
  • Life-long access to mentoring sessions
  • Course completion certificate
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1-Month training programs

Last date for joining BATCH 1: 10 July 2024 | Last date for joining BATCH 2: 18 July 2024

Join the 1-month Basic  Program

Joining fee

â‚ą17,000

(CAN BECOME LESSER if you choose GROUP MENTORING; click on link to know more)

  • Immediate access to video lessons of Essentials of Written English
  • 8 personalized mentoring sessions within one month (two days a week, 1 hr per session)
  • Digital access to the courses for 60 days (30 days beyond the mentoring)
  • Ready-reference summaries for life-long help
  • Access to your recorded mentoring sessions
  • Program completion certificate at the end of the course
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3 No-Cost EMI payments

â‚ą5666/mon

Affordable learning (3 part-payments: â‚ą5.666K upfront and balance as 2 part-payments) + Group discount bonus refunds. Click on link to know how the offer works

  • Immediate access to video lessons of Essentials of Written English
  • 8 personalized mentoring sessions within one month (two days a week, 1 hr per session)
  • Digital access to the courses for 60 days (30 days beyond the mentoring)
  • Ready-reference summaries for life-long help
  • Access to your recorded mentoring sessions
  • Program completion certificate at the end of the course
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Join the 1-month Intermediate Program

Joining fee

â‚ą17,000

(CAN BECOME LESSER if you choose GROUP MENTORING; click on link to know more)

  • Immediate access to video lessons of Sentence Patterns 1 and 2
  • 8 personalized mentoring sessions within one month (two days a week, 1 hr per session)
  • Digital access to the courses for 45 days (15 days beyond the mentoring)
  • Ready-reference summaries for life-long help
  • Access to your recorded mentoring sessions
  • Program completion certificate at the end of the course
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Join the 1-month Consolidation Program

Joining fee

â‚ą17,000

(CAN BECOME LESSER if you choose GROUP MENTORING; click on link to know more)

  • Immediate access to video lessons of Sentence Component Analysis and Identification
  • 8 personalized mentoring sessions within one month (two days a week, 1 hr per session)
  • Digital access to the courses for 45 days (15 days beyond the mentoring)
  • Ready-reference summaries for life-long help
  • Access to your recorded mentoring sessions
  • Program completion certificate at the end of the course
Know more and then pay