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PUB5003 Editing in Practice

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Co-requisite: PUB5001


This course continues to give an overview of modern publishing practices and processes. Specifically the course introduces students to the roles editors play and the tools and procedures used in various sectors of editing and publishing, including freelance practice. There is an expectation that students will be self-directed and will participate in a directed discussion group. This course develops copyediting and structural editing skills with a focus on the principles of clear communication. Students undertaking this course are expected to have an undergraduate degree and possess sound literacy and computing skills.

This course provides instruction on all levels of editing including: proofreading, copyediting and substantive or structural editing. Students will develop abilities to assess the suitability of language types for different audiences and contexts. Aspects of project management relevant to editing and publishing, such as written communication, scheduling, planning and budgeting, relating to both freelance and in-house editing practice will also be covered. An online discussion group provides a means of raising and debating issues, sharing resources and broadening awareness of current developments.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023