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PUB5003 Editing in Practice

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


Pre-requisite: PUB5001

Other requisites

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


Everyone working in the publishing industry needs to understand the editorial process. This course provides instruction on all levels of editing including: proofreading, copyediting and substantive or structural editing. Students will develop abilities to assess the suitability of language types for different audiences and contexts. Aspects of project management relevant to editing and publishing, such as written communication, scheduling, planning and budgeting, relating to both freelance and in-house editing practice will also be covered. An online discussion group provides a means of raising and debating issues, sharing resources and broadening awareness of current developments.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2015 Online