|Short Description:||Writing for Editors|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||100799 - Communication and Media Studie|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 September 2021|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course develops the skills editors and publishing professionals will need to write a range of materials during different stages of the publishing process, including manuscript assessments and readers' reports, author queries, briefs for publishing teams and publishing project planning documents and reports. Instruction will focus on the writing skills required by editors and publishers that: contribute to effective communication and the development of professional relationships. Emphasis will be on the principles of good writing including grammar, consistency, punctuation, jargon, syntax and expression. Technical knowledge of language will be underpinned by critical analysis of the means by which language changes over time as well as appropriate forms of expression in different contexts, for different audiences and document types. The communication challenges posed by digital production processes and freelance or off-site editing and publishing will also be examined.