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WRT1110 Introduction to Editing
Credit Points: 15
This unit introduces students to the basics of editing written texts, covering the common types of discourse (viz. academic papers, business reports and promotional releases, speeches, correspondence, e-mail and short fiction). Attention will be given to the alignment of text with intended readership as well as respect for the individuality of authorial style. Students will be introduced to effective proofreading strategies and the use of international proofing symbols. Common stylistic deficiencies and grammatical and spelling errors will also be treated. A preliminary study of professional ethics and legal implications of the editing process will be made.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIEDITEditing Minor
MAWRITWriting Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004