Units of Study

MECO6916 - Editing and Manuscript Preparation

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona R. Martin

Description

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 have the option of working in an editing team that will select, shape and prepare an anthology of writing, published on completion of MECO6917 at the end of the following Semester.

Assessments

1x1000wd reader's report (15%), 1x500wd fiction copy editing exercise (25%), 1x500wd non-fiction copy editing exercise (25%), 1x2000wd structural report (25%), participation and attendance (10%)

Textbooks

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

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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