Units of Study

MECO6916 - Editing and Manuscript Preparation

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Giles


The unit of study offers core skills of copy and structural editing for trade, academic, scholarly and cross-over markets. It also analyses the editor's role in different compositional practices, the process of manuscript evaluation, development and preparation, and the relationship with the author and publisher. Students will form an editing team who will select, shape and prepare a manuscript for publication. This manuscript will be submitted to MECO6917 for processing into book form.


1x700wd reader's report (15%), 1x500wd copyediting exercise and 1x300wd editorial overview (15%), 1x1500wd structural report (30%), 1x2000wd essay (30%) and participation (10%)


Course Reader
Flann, Elizabeth and Beryl Hill, The Australian Editing Handbook, 2nd edn, Sydney: John Wiley, 2004


1x2-hr seminar/week

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