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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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:
1understand the different roles and responsibilities involved in editing and publishing
2understand the Australian publishing landscape within a global context
3 understand the publishing industry's processes and structures and its associated ethics and legalities
4reflect on the history of and current debates in publishing

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

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Project proposal50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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