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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:K Johanson
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ALW607, ALW638
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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.

Assessment

Topic exercises, 35%, 1750 word equivalent

Appraisal assignment, 25%, 1250 word equivalent

Editing assignment,  40%, 2000 word equivalent

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon


2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:


Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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