Writing, Editing and Publishing

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, Writing, Editing and Publishing is an online unit that equips students with a practical introduction to all aspects of editing.

You will gain tangible skills in writing, editing, proofreading and copywriting, practice the language skills needed to undertake basic-level, medium-level and high-level tasks and undertaking a series of progressively higher level exercises practiced thoroughly in workshops.

This unit will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the editor’s role and profession, the publishing process and editorial project management, and the ability to apply research skills to evaluating and reporting on a specific editorial or publishing challenge.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication

Areas of study

In this Writing, Editing and Publishing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Foundations of editing
  • What does an editor do?
  • Rewriting skills for editing
  • Editing techniques
  • Manuscript appraisal
  • Structural editing
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Editing in MS Word
  • Publishing techniques
  • Introduction to publishing
  • Lab class: publishing software skills (InDesign)
  • Lab class: publishing software skills (InDesign)
  • Summary of writing, editing and publishing techniques and skills

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any course.

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit focuses on equipping you with practical skills to take on a range of writing, editing, proofreading and copywriting assignments.

You will understand the nature of the relationship between editors, writers and publishers, the publishing process – including the book and magazine trades, online publishing, legal issues, ethics and design and typography – and apply accepted page and screen-based editing practices, editing symbols, and publishing industry terminology to basic-level, medium-level and high-level proofreading and copyediting tasks.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Writing, Editing and Publishing from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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