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Subject details

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

  1. apply the language skills needed to undertake professional-level proofreading and copyediting tasks
  2. apply advanced page and screen based editing skills to professional level proofreading and copyediting tasks
  3. constructively critique fiction and non-fiction and provide feedback in a form acceptable to the relevant author, taking into account cross-cultural and gender specificities, and ethnic and legal issues
  4. work independently and in teams to plan and execute an editing and publishing project to professional standards.
  • Topics

    • The economics of publishing
    • The editing and publishing team
    • Publication project management
    • Commissioning
    • Appraisal
    • Advanced structural editing
    • Advanced copyediting
    • Copyediting in InDesign
    • Design and layout for e-pubs
    • Publishing and distribution
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Wikis

Entry Requirements

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

CUR-PWP211-Writing, Editing and Publishing

Special requirements

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    Additional materials

This subject provides advanced practical editing instruction, and allows students to build on existing knowledge and skills. They learn and practise the skills of structural editing and appraisal, and apply editing to a real-world editing and publishing project in which project management skills, high-level editing skills and professional skills are utilised. The capacity to work independently and collaboratively to take a collection of writing from submission to publication is developed.

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  • Assignment 1 - Proposal (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Editing journal (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Editing & publishing project (40%)
  • Assignment 4 - Written assignment (20%)

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