Undergraduate | CUR-PWP230 | 2024
Apply your editing skills to real-world publishing. You’ll explore the tools and processes used in the publishing industry. Learn to work with authors. Consider audiences and markets. Practice project management and teamwork on a professional project.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 27 May 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
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 editing and publishing
- Copyediting resources and how-to
- Sentence punctuation
- Proofreading resources and how-to
- Word punctuation and spelling
- Grammar 1
- Grammar 2
- Capitalisation, numbers and referencing
- Author-editor relations and developmental editing resources
- Developmental editing how-to
- Themes, plot, structure and pacing
- Careers in editing and publishing
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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