Develops student skills in and understanding of publishing and editing, and knowledge of related historical, ethical and legal issues. Students will be introduced to print- and screen-based editing and publishing, and the communication, language, technical and project-management skills to edit and publish texts in context. Intended as a second/third-year unit. Extensive group work is required in this unit.
Module 1: Working as a writer
Module 2: Employment and the writer
Module 3: Writing and selling your original work
Module 4: The Publishing industry
Module 5: Communities of practice
Module 6: Editing your work
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||understand the different roles and responsibilities involved in editing and publishing|
|2||understand the Australian publishing landscape within a global context|
|3||understand the publishing industry's processes and structures and its associated ethics and legalities|
|4||reflect on the history of and current debates in publishing|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- understand the different roles and responsibilities involved in editing and publishing
- understand the Australian publishing landscape within a global context
- understand the publishing industry's processes and structures and its associated ethics and legalities
- reflect on the history of and current debates in publishing
Prescribed Learning Resources
- The ebook version is also available in the SCU Library.: Flann, E, Hill, B & Wang, L, 2014, The Australian editing handbook, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Queensland. ISBN: 9781118635957.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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