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PUB5004 Professional Practice in Editing and Publishing

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


To perform effectively in the publishing industry graduates need a range of professional skills beyond editing and production skills. This course introduces these skills and also details many of the issues that arise when working on editing and publishing projects in a contemporary environment. The course supports the student to develop the skills needed at every stage of the editing and production process including: communicating and negotiating with authors, clients and publishing professionals; identifying, analysing and discussing ethical and legal concerns associated with a publishing project, and the ability to critically reflect on their professional practice as editors or publishing professionals.

This course introduces a range of professional knowledge and skills needed in the editing and publishing field. The course outlines interpersonal communication skills such as effective verbal and written communication and negotiation, as well as outlining ethical issues relating to editing and publishing. The course also explores legal issues in the publishing domain such as copyright and defamation. The course also introduces the knowledge and skills required to participate effectively in the editing and publishing industry as both team members and leaders. Finally, the course covers the need for editing and publishing professionals to engage in critical reflection.

Course offers

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