Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic Publishing
Consolidate and expand your editor’s skill set
Evolve your editing skills to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving job market. You’ll explore new areas of publishing, technologies, and techniques. Sharpen your grammar. Manage projects, adapt content, and communicate with creative teams.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 11 Jun 23
- 09 Jul 23
- 09 Jul 23
- 03 Sep 23
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 44,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion, students should be able to:
- Adhere to appropriate professional standards on general and specialized editing.
- Apply advanced knowledge of and embrace intercultural and international issues in the publishing context.
- Identify and address ethical issues in editing.
- Adapt the form and content of a manuscript to suit the medium and mode of delivery, on paper or onscreen.
- Adapt the form and content of a manuscript to suit a particular purpose.
- Communicate professional decisions surrounding editorial comment and corrections, negotiating such corrections with authors and.
- Other stakeholders, and suggesting alternatives appropriate for both author and audience.
- Make use of research methods to inform both collaborative and autonomous editorial decision-making.
- Apply editorial skills to gain professional accreditation via the Institute of Professional Editors.
- Book, magazine or e-publisher
- Editor or publisher
- Freelance writer
- Publicity and promotions professional
- Web content producer
AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants to coursework programs at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. The required standard of English for this degree is:
- Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent from TOEFL, Pearson, Cambridge or OET.
With recognition of prior learning (RPL), you could get credit for your prior study and experience, reducing the duration of your studies. Credit is awarded for formal and informal or non-formal learning.
The Graduate Certificate of Editing and Electronic Publishing is for practising editors who are looking to consolidate and expand their skill set into new areas of publishing, or for those with less editing experience who want to gain a qualification that will aid their employment prospects in the industry. It helps you make informed decisions about preparing a text for publication; and using linguistic knowledge, including grammar, cohesion and regional variation.
Recommended Study Pattern
All subjects listed below are essential.
- Communication, Publishing and Editing
- Tools for Editing
- Language, Writing and Editing
- Content Management for Print and Online Delivery
The order in which you study subjects may depend upon when you commence your degree and the pace of your study. Some subjects are only available at certain times of the year.
This postgraduate coursework degree requires completion of four subjects.