EDITING AND PUBLISHING

CPW3EAP

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

Editing and publishing skills are of new importance in the digital age with increased opportunities for publishing in multiple formats and on various platforms, nationally and internationally. This subject introduces students to key editing skills, including negotiating the author-editor relationship, structural and copy editing, and proofreading. It outlines vital considerations for publishers, including copyright law, fair use and free speech, and the economics of publishing. It considers editing and publishing in their wider historical and cultural contexts, including how technologies shape concepts of authorship, readership and the written text itself, and ethical issues raised by editing and publishing practices in national and international contexts.

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential through the study of the ethical and cross-cultural issues underpinning all textual practices in a globalised publishing economy.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects

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 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 and an oral presentation as part of the assessment will further develop these capacities.
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)
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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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)
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)

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:
Developed through lectures, seminar discussion and directed reading, as well in independent research as part of the assessment.
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 put these skills into practice effectively.

Activities:
Industry-based topics will explore the different skills and approaches to these practices. During seminars, students will engage in exercises that provide opportunities to learn these skills and to put them into practice in assessments.
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 to work together in industry-based practices. An oral presentation is part of the assessment.
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, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

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 1500-word essayEssay analysing the ethical, legal and economic aspects of one global publishing development.35 02, 03
5 editing tasks (equivalent to 2500 words)Small tasks assessing different editing skills. Feedback provides accumulative assessment.60 04, 05
Oral presentation (equivalent to 250 words)Oral presentation on one aspect of the research essay.5 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

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 1500-word essayEssay analysing the ethical, legal and economic aspects of one global publishing development.35 02, 03
5 editing tasks (equivalent to 2500 words)Small tasks assessing different editing skills. Feedback provides accumulative assessment.60 04, 05
Oral presentation (equivalent to 250 words)Oral presentation on one aspect of the research essay.5 02, 03, 05