Course Title: Editing 2: structural editing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Editing 2: structural editing

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 1 2006


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Ms Rose Michael

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3880

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of COMM1301 Editing 1B and COMM2308 Print and Electronic Production.


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


You should undertake COMM2309 Publishing Finance and Sales at the same time as this course as it contains areas of knowledge and skills which are implemented together in practice. COMM2309 is a co-requisite course.

Pre & Co-requisites

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the pre-requisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at:;ID=twx09y07zi1c

Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to the principles and practices associated with editing texts in areas of specialist publishing, including fiction and non-fiction, educational, scholarly, scientific, and children’s and young adult. Presentations by leading industry experts will give you insights and practical strategies into editing different genres of publishing.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


  1. Describe and discuss aspects of specialist editing and proofreading tasks in the professional context.
  2. Apply specialist of editing skills to a diverse range of publishing genres.
  3. Identify and critically discuss the needs of all stakeholders within the editorial process and the relationship between the writer and editor.
  4. Evaluate and critique the editorial role in a diverse range of publishing genres.


Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Develop broad industry-based knowledge and skills for application across the local and global publishing industry.
  2. Effectively and professionally communicate your ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  3. Work collaboratively to plan and produce communication projects appropriate to the publishing environment.
  4. Critically reflect on your own work to demonstrate autonomy, good judgement and ethical responsibility.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will take a blended approach to its delivery with learning activities that involve a range of activities, including lectures, tutorials, group discussion and activities, peer review and individual research. All sessions are face to face.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
The University Library has extensive resources for Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include presentations, projects and may be done individually and in teams.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment Policy