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Undergraduate | CUR-PWP322-2023
Advanced Editing and Publishing
Strengthen your proofreading and copyediting skills to meet professional standards. Try your hand at advanced structural editing techniques. Forge an understanding of commissioning processes. Take on an individual editing and publishing project
Prior study needed
- 28 Aug 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply the language skills needed to undertake professional-level editing tasks
- apply advanced page and screen based editing skills to professional-level editing tasks
- 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
- work independently and in teams to plan and execute an editing and publishing project to professional standards.
- Introduction to publishing
- Project management
- Digital publishing
- Design 1
- Design 2
- Publishing careers
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.
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- Acquisitions (30%)
- Marketing (35%)
- Design (35%)
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No additional requirements
9 student respondents between: 28 Nov - 07 Dec 2022.
7-9 hourswas the average study commitment per week
100%of students felt the study load was manageable
100%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills
What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees
Bachelor of Arts (Digital and Social Media) (Professional Writing and Publishing)
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