EDITING AND PUBLISHING

CPW3EAP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Editing and publishing skills are changing as the digital era provides opportunities for textual production and distribution in a wide range of formats and settings. This subject considers editing and publishing in their wider historical and cultural contexts, exploring how technologies have long shaped concepts of authorship, readership, and the written text itself. Students are introduced to key editorial skills, including proofreading, structural and copy editing, and negotiating the author-editor relationship; and to vital legal and economic considerations in the publishing industry, such as copyright law, fair use and free speech, and the dissemination and promotion of texts in both local and international markets. The subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential by taking into account the ethical concerns underpinning various professional habits, principles, and practices across the publishing world.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, seminar discussions, directed reading, independent research, oral presentation and group work.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level two subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. 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.
02. 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.
03. Understand structural editing, copy editing and proofreading and put these skills into practice effectively.
04. Work cooperatively with peers, to communicate with each other clearly in oral and written forms, and to share knowledges and skills.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay Essay analysing the ethical, legal and economic aspects of one global publishing development.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

5 editing tasks (equivalent to 2500 words) Small tasks assessing different editing skills. Feedback provides accumulative assessment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (equivalent to 250 words) Oral presentation on one aspect of the research essay.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo5 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay Essay analysing the ethical, legal and economic aspects of one global publishing development.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

5 editing tasks (equivalent to 2500 words) Small tasks assessing different editing skills. Feedback provides accumulative assessment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (equivalent to 250 words) Oral presentation on one aspect of the research essay.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo5 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay Essay analysing the ethical, legal and economic aspects of one global publishing development.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

5 editing tasks (equivalent to 2500 words) Small tasks assessing different editing skills. Feedback provides accumulative assessment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (equivalent to 250 words) Oral presentation on one aspect of the research essay.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo5 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay Essay analysing the ethical, legal and economic aspects of one global publishing development.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

5 editing tasks (equivalent to 2500 words) Small tasks assessing different editing skills. Feedback provides accumulative assessment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (equivalent to 250 words) Oral presentation on one aspect of the research essay.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo5 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephanie Downes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay Essay analysing the ethical, legal and economic aspects of one global publishing development.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

5 editing tasks (equivalent to 2500 words) Small tasks assessing different editing skills. Feedback provides accumulative assessment.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (equivalent to 250 words) Oral presentation on one aspect of the research essay.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo5 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5