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PUB5002 Writing for Editors: Basic

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


This course develops the skills editors will need to write a range of materials during different stages of the publishing process: specifically those needed to carry out editorial tasks such as readers' reports, author queries, and briefing the publishing team. Instruction will focus on the writing skills required by editors: specifically to develop an effective editor-author relationship, to analyse and evaluate texts with the focus on audience, to brief the publishing team including designers, illustrators, multimedia designers and freelancers. Emphasis will be on the principles of good writing including grammar, consistency, punctuation, jargon, syntax and expression. Intellectual property and other legal and ethical concerns will be examined in context. Electronic communication will be covered. Throughout the course the focus will be on clarity and precision in decision-making and expression in developing and producing professional publications.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External