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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 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.
    • Introduction to publishing
    • Project management
    • Acquisitions
    • Editorial
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Digital publishing
    • Design 1
    • Design 2
    • Production
    • Publishing careers
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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

CUR-PWP211-Writing, Editing and Publishing

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Query Letter (30%)
  • Publishing Project, Part 1 (35%)
  • Publishing Project, Part 2 (35%)

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 subject.

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