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PUB5001 Introduction to Editing and Publishing

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 21 July 2014

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course provides instruction on the tasks involved in publishing, with the emphasis on the editor's role. An analysis of the communication process via a range of print and online material will focus on audience, content, and choosing which forms of media best suit readers and their learning styles. Instruction will follow the stages in structural and copyediting. Proofreading and the tools, resources and procedures required for the various tasks will be explained. Publication design, typography, and formatting will focus on readability and effectiveness of the message including the use of illustrations and tables. Students will be guided through steps in checking layout and colour proofs. Legal and ethical concerns will include copyright and the identification requirements of a book. Students will become familiar with the use of electronic communication and onscreen editing.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 Online