Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitLiterary Studies
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Katrina Romano


This unit is a key component in a program of tuition in editing upon which the student builds to achieve full professional competence. Students will have undertaken basic exercises following completion of an approved pre-requisite and be familiar with the work of the professional editor and the role of copy-editing in the preparation of the manuscript for publication. This subject broadens the editorial context and examines specialised applications of copy editorial skill, including, for example, corporate, fiction and digital editing.


Upon completion of this subject students should have acquired an understanding of: 1) the editor's role in book, corporate and electronic publishing; and 2) complementary editorial skills, including the preparation and treatment of references, indexes and non-text elements, and how to work within relevant legal and ethical constraints.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


APG4670 or equivalent industry experience