EDITING AND PUBLISHING

CPW3EAP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Editing and publishing skills are of new importance in the digital age with its increased opportunities for publishing in a variety of formats on multiple platforms including national and international sites, and the increasing expectations in the workplace for skills in online publishing. This subject introduces students to key editing skills, including negotiating the author-editor relationship, structural and copy editing, and proofreading; and outlines key considerations for publishers, including copyright law, laws of fair use, and free speech, and the economics of publishing. The subject looks at editing and publishing in their wider historical and cultural contexts, including the significance of technologies for the ways that authorship, readership and the written text itself are shaped, and at the ethical issues that are raised by editing and publishing practices. Students will investigate publishers' editors and published writers for their different perspectives on the editing and publishing processes.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites No pre-requisites

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFowler's Modern English UsageRecommendedJeremy Butterfield, 2015Oxford
ReadingsStyle Manual: For Authors, Editors and Printers, 6th editionRecommended2002Wiley

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

02. Critically engage with the ethical, legal and economic aspects of editing and publishing, including copyright, fair use and free speech laws and sustain this engagement in clearly written prose and oral presentations to the group.

Activities:
Lectures will inform students of legal, ethical and economic issues underlying editorial and publishing practices. Seminar discussions and directed reading will provide students with the opportunities to develop their fluency in these debates. Independent research as part of the assessment will further develop these capacities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

03. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of editing and publishing and the capacity to critically evaluate the significance of the social contexts in which these are practised.

Activities:
Lectures, seminar discussion and directed reading, as well as independent research. Independent research towards the assessment will further develop their knowledge in these areas.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Understand structural editing, copy editing and proofreading and the capacity to put these skills into practice effectively.

Activities:
Industry-based topics will explore the different skills and approaches to these practices. During seminars, students will be engaged in exercises that will provide opportunities for them to learn these skills and to put them into practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Work cooperatively with peers, to communicate with each other clearly in oral and written forms, and to share knowledges and skills.

Activities:
Group work in class offers rich opportunities for students learning to work together in industry-based practices.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2000-word essay (or equivalent)Essay in lieu of examination50 02, 03
5 Editing TasksFeedback provides accumulative assessment50 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2000-word essay (or equivalent)Essay in lieu of examination50 02, 03
5 Editing TasksFeedback provides accumulative assessment50 04, 05