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Undergraduate | CUR-PWP211 | 2024
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Put yourself in the role of the editor and find out where they sit in the publishing process. Polish up your proofreading and copyediting skills. Look at editing symbols. Consider layout and design. Measure print publishing against its online cousin.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain and reflect on the roles and responsibilities of editors, and the relationships between editors, writers and publishers
- learn and practice the language skills needed to undertake author communication, manuscript appraisal, proofreading and copyediting tasks
- apply accepted page and screen based editing practices, editing symbols, and publishing industry terminology to proofreading and copyediting tasks.
- Introduction to editing
- Copyediting resources and how-to
- Proofreading resources and how-to
- Capitalisation, numbers and referencing
- Structural editing and author–editor relations
- Structural editing how-to
- Cultural sensitivity and structural editing
- Careers using your editorial skills
This subject was previously known as Writing, Editing and Publishing.
The subject provides a practical introduction to editing. Students learn about the editor's role and profession, the publishing process and editorial project management; and they learn and practise the skills needed for professional proofreading and copyediting, including language skills, on the page and the screen. Student learning is graduated through a series of successively higher-level editing tasks, which students practise thoroughly in workshops, and are assessed in before moving to a higher level.
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- Proofreading (30%)
- Copyediting (30%)
- Structural Editing (40%)
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