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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 Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022

Requisites

Co-requisite: PUB5001

Overview

This course continues to give an overview of modern publishing practices and processes. Specifically the course introduces students to the roles editors play and the tools and procedures used in various sectors of editing and publishing, including freelance practice. There is an expectation that students will be self-directed and will participate in a directed discussion group. This course develops copyediting and structural editing skills with a focus on the principles of clear communication. Students undertaking this course are expected to have an undergraduate degree and possess sound literacy and computing skills.

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 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022