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PUB5008

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2010 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Nick Walker

Synopsis

The professional editor plays a central role in the productive and creative operations of a publishing house. He, or she, sets or maintains editorial and production standards and is largely responsible for the day-to-day management of major publishing projects (including complex electronic publications), the publishing program and the editorial and production team. The professional editor will already have trained as a copy-editor. This advanced unit will concentrate on developing a sound understanding of the broader responsibilities and professional concerns of the editorial manager in a variety of situations.

Objectives

Upon completion of this subject student have acquired

  1. an understanding of the role of the senior or managing editor in a publishing house;
  2. an understanding of the responsibilities of the professional editor in major publishing projects and also in-house or freelance editors, designers, illustrators and book production staff;
  3. an ability to scrutinise codes of publishing practice and editorial standards;
  4. an ability to critically review style guides and production manuals;
  5. an understanding of the role of the professional editor in the development of complex electronic publications;
  6. a sound understanding of the broader responsibilities and professional concerns of the editorial manager in a variety of situations.

Assessment

Essay (1750 words): 40%
Essay (1750 words): 40%
Practical Exercise(1000 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Nick Walker

Contact hours

Two hours per week plus site visitations and guest lecturers.

Prohibitions

PUB4008