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ALW205 - Editing and the Author

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jo Scicluna

Prerequisite:ALW101 and ALW102

This unit is only available to students enrolled in Faculty of Arts and Education courses and D311, D312, D313, D326, D346, D347, D370, D391

Incompatible with: ALW305
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit provides an overview of the editor's role at each stage of the publishing process, from developmental editing to proofreading and indexing. Students are introduced to the study of the concepts of editing as well as the craft, both on paper and using computers. The unit has a strong focus on copyediting skills, but students are also encouraged to extend their understanding of style, genre and audience. Class exercises and assessment provide experience in editing for book publishing, magazines and websites.


Usage exercises 20%

Editorial research task 30%

Editing assignment 50%

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