Course Title: Refine editing skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5314 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Refine editing skills

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM7307

City Campus

TAFE

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4815

Course Contact Email: mctafe@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to apply advanced editing skills to a range of texts in different media.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20278 Refine editing skills

Elements:

1. Appraise the suitability of written material for a specific purpose or readership

2. Liaise closely with the author and/or client to make all significant substantive editing decisions.

3. Undertake substantive editing of a text

4. Undertake editing of the style of the text

5. Edit for completeness and consistency


Learning Outcomes

You will be able to work independently and collaboratively to edit different kinds of text at a professional level and across a range of media.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • participation in written exercises, in class and online
  • the application of learned skills and insights to the editing of  writing tasks.