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Tools for Editing - EDIT980

This unit lays the groundwork for professional editing, focusing first on the roles and skills of the editor, as defined by the editorial standards set in Australia (the Australian Standards for Editorial Practice (ASEP 2012) and the Institute of Professional Editors' Accreditation Board exam); and those set overseas by professional organisations in Canada, the US and the UK. It examines the different requirements for copyediting on hardcopy and on screen, and the 'tools' and resources editors can draw on. Reference guides in style, usage and grammar are reviewed, as well as regional (British v. American) preferences, and issues of editorial policy in relation to inclusive language. Selections in typography and layout for optimal legibility are also discussed.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Adam Smith

Admission to GradCertEditElecPub or MCrWrit or GradDipCrWrit or MAccComm  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING961
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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