WRIT513 Editing Skills and Standards

Updated: 12 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions WRIT313

offered in even-numbered years

Combined Units WRIT313 - Editing Skills and Standards
Coordinator(s) Ariella Van Luyn (avanluyn@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This hands-on unit supports students to gain practical skills in structural editing, copy editing and proofreading through the development of an online student anthology. Students will learn how to use the digital tools to sensitively appraise and edit written work.They also develop a capacity to reflect on editorial processes and justify decisions. In order to achieve these outcomes, students are required to participate in weekly learning activities leading up to assessment, submit their own work for editing and edit another student's work for publication in an online anthology.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. critically appraise the integrity of an extended and complex text for the purpose of publication;
  2. demonstrate advanced proficiency in substantive editing, copy editing and proofreading;
  3. Identify, research, synthesise and apply industry standards for editing, including meeting tight deadlines, professional standards of conduct, and legal and ethical requirements;
  4. demonstrate sensitivity to working with an author;
  5. justify editing decisions with reference to research, theory, authorial intention, reader engagement and publication context; and
  6. use technology to provide feedback on a complex text to improve verbal and design elements