Elements of educational editing

Educational resources typically contain a large range of different elements such as:

  • complex heading hierarchies
  • numbered lists and sub-lists
  • numbered activities
  • model texts
  • text boxes
  • diagrams
  • graphs
  • symbols and icons
  • tables
  • images
  • body text
  • references.

Inconsistent, inaccurate or inappropriate presentation of any of these elements can be confusing and demotivating for students.

Well presented study resources enhance learner confidence and motivate learning, providing learners with a useful study reference and supporting their academic success.

Well presented teacher resources reduce class preparation time and ensure consistency of delivery across multiple classes and course offerings.

For ESL students who are learning the cultural features of written English, a professionally finished set of notes is a model for best-practice in presenting written text.

Find out the difference between editing, copy editing and proofreading.