units

APG5672

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Trischa Mann

Notes

Previously coded PUB5007

Synopsis

This unit is a key component in a program of tuition in editing upon which the student builds to achieve full professional competence. Students will have undertaken basic exercises following completion of an approved pre-requisite and be familiar with the work of the professional editor and the role of copy-editing in the preparation of the manuscript for publication. This subject broadens the editorial context and examines specialised applications of copy editorial skill, including, for example, corporate, fiction and digital editing.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students should have acquired an understanding of: 1) the editor's role in book, corporate and electronic publishing; and 2) complementary editorial skills, including the preparation and treatment of references, indexes and non-text elements, and how to work within relevant legal and ethical constraints.

Assessment

Essay (2500 words): 25%
Practical assignment: 25%
Essay and presentation (2500 words): 40%
Class attendance and participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week plus industry seminars

Prerequisites

48 points at 4th year level, including APG4670 or APG4802 or equivalent industry experience.

Prohibitions