Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CACW302
Subject Name Advanced Editing for Publication
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CACW103
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence WRIT316
Assessment Assignment - In-class assessment exercise 30% Report - Edited piece and report 30% Assignment - Activity log detailing contribution to "Tide" publication 30% Participation 10%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject will extend students' editing practice through the class compilation of an independent literary 'zine. Students will collaborate with each other to produce a printed literary publication employing industry best practice. This subject will focus extensively on the practical side of editing: line-by-line and structural editing, design and layout, as well as editorial management. As well, style guidelines, editorial symbols, editorial policy, and consistency will all be discussed. Students edit submitted material, keep participation portfolios and sit an editing assessment.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the advantages and necessities of the editing process
2. Understand the symbols of editing and how basic house styles are understood within an editing framework
3. Develop skills in working with writers, editors and designers
4. Understand what editorial policy is and what formulates or influences it
5. Understand the ethics and responsibilities of the editor
6. Identify many of the aspects/stages of general full-length book/journal editing, e.g. consistency, structure, tone, style.
7. Collaborate in managing the editing and design process, production and printing of a general full-length book/journal

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

Search Criteria [Click here for help]
Subject Code / Name
Delivery Method
General Subjects