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PUB5001 Introduction to Editing and Publishing

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication

Other requisites

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

Synopsis

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 digital publishing techniques will focus on audience, content, and choosing which forms of media best suit readers and their learning styles. The course introduces proofreading, copyediting and structural editing with a focus on the tools, resources and procedures required for production. Publication design, typography, and formatting will focus on readability and effectiveness of the message including consideration of tone, register and voice, as well as an analysis of appropriate formats for various screen-based devices. Legal and ethical concerns will include copyright, moral rights, plagiarism, defamation and permissions. Students will become familiar with the use of electronic communication and onscreen editing.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 Online