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WRIT6001: Professional Editing

This unit introduces practical techniques for editing workplace documents for increased clarity and effectiveness. Applying theories and principles of visual rhetoric, students will learn how to improve the readability and reception of workplace texts according to audience conventions and expectations. By analysing actual workplace documents, students will develop their critical reading abilities and gain a better understanding of how to edit texts for word economy, improved design and layout, and inclusive language. Editing print texts for digital or oral presentation will also be emphasised.

Code WRIT6001
Academic unit
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Interpret professional and public documents in terms of their rhetorical features and as products of an editorial process
  • LO2. Compose meaningful editorial advice addressing lower and higher order concerns
  • LO3. Critically assess stylistic choices in professional and public writing according to their promotion of social inclusion and their responsibility to diverse audiences
  • LO4. Adapt arguments from print documents for oral and digital contexts of delivery
  • LO5. Build and maintain constructive editorial relationships with colleagues and other professionals

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.