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ALW738 - Editing

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Katya Johanson





Incompatible with: ALW607, ALW638
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit aims to give students a grounding in key editorial principles and skills. Students are encouraged to develop their understanding of the relationship between editor, author and reader, with a primary focus on project appraisal, structural and copy-editing strategies and  proofreading. The unit will acquaint students with the ethical responsibilities of editors, authors and publishers, particularly with regard to copyright and defamation. The unit is also designed to assist writers to refresh their technical skills and deepen their understanding of the editing and publishing process.


Topic exercises, 35%, 1750 word equivalent

Appraisal assignment, 25%, 1250 word equivalent

Editing assignment,  40%, 2000 word equivalent

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