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APG5673

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Nick Walker

Notes

Previously coded PUB5008

Synopsis

The professional editor plays a central role in the productive and creative operations of a publishing house. He, or she, sets or maintains editorial and production standards and is largely responsible for the day-to-day management of major publishing projects (including complex electronic publications), the publishing program and the editorial and production team. The professional editor will already have trained as a copy-editor. This advanced unit will concentrate on developing a sound understanding of the broader responsibilities and professional concerns of the editorial manager in a variety of situations.

Objectives

Upon completion of this subject student have acquired 1) an understanding of the role of the senior or managing editor in a publishing house;2) an understanding of the responsibilities of the professional editor in major publishing projects and also in-house or freelance editors, designers, illustrators and book production staff;3) an ability to scrutinise codes of publishing practice and editorial standards;4) an ability to critically review style guides and production manuals;5) an understanding of the role of the professional editor in the development of complex electronic publications;6) a sound understanding of the broader responsibilities and professional concerns of the editorial manager in a variety of situations.

Assessment

Essay (1750 words): 40%Essay (1750 words): 40%Practical Exercise(1000 words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Nick Walker

Contact hours

Two hours per week plus site visitations and guest lecturers.

Prohibitions

APG4673