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JRN3904 - Editing for Print Media

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Elizabeth Hart


Berwick First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


As for JRN2904.


On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. Skill in English expression for non fiction publications in print media, including specialist and international publications;
  2. Ability to explain and apply the grammatical principles, technical conventions, and editing styles used in media communication and mainstream publishing;
  3. Proof-reading skills and knowledge of proof-reading symbols;
  4. Ability to detect legal and ethical problems in the printed word;
  5. An understanding of the changing role of the editor in the history of publishing;
  6. Competency in the use of industry standard software;
  7. Ability to edit complex manuscripts within professional conventions, identifying and correcting obscure solecisms and applying the finer points of grammar and expression to particular forms of non fiction writing such as international and specialist media publications for particular audiences


Copyediting assignment (1000 words): 20%
Advanced editing assignment (1500 words): 30%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

2 hours (one 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial) per week


Two second-year journalism units