Editing and Manuscript Preparation - Departmental permission is required for this unit (MECO6916)


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.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x1000wd Reader's report (15%), 1x1500wd equivalent Fiction copyediting exercise (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent Non-fiction copyediting exercise (25%), 1x2000wd equivalent Structural report (25%), Seminar participation (10%),

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.