Advanced Editing and Publishing - 2016

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Unit summary

PWP322

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Proposal (20%) , Assignment 2 - Editing journal (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit provides advanced practical editing instruction, and allows students to build on existing knowledge and skills. They learn and practice the skills of editing to a real-world publishing project in which project management skills, high-level editing skills, and professional writing skills are utilised. The capacity to work independently and collaboratively to take a written text from submission to publication is developed. Students also learn to analyse and reflect on issues relevant to contemporary publishing industries.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply the language skills needed to undertake professional-level editing tasks
  2. apply advanced page and screen based editing skills to professional-level editing tasks
  3. constructively critique fiction and non-fiction forms and assess their suitability for audiences and markets, taking into account cultural and gender specificities, and ethical and legal issues
  4. work independently and in teams to plan and execute an editing and publishing project to professional standards.
  • Assignment 1 — Proposal (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Editing journal (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Editing and publishing project (40%)
  • Assignment 4 — Written assignment (20%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The economics of publishing
2The editing and publishing team
3Publication project management
4Commissioning
5Appraisal
6Advanced structural editing
7Advanced copyediting
8Copyediting in InDesign
9Design and layout for e-pubs
10Publishing and distribution
11*Note: Topics are sometimes altered in response to student feedback and to reflect changes and new information in the field.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Glossary
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Style Manual For Authors, Editors And Printers

    By:AGPS

    ISBN: 9780701636487

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

  • The Australian Editing Handbook

    By:Elizabeth Flann & Beryl Hill

    ISBN: 9781118635957

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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