School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Professional Writing and EditingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101929.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100223 - Convergence and New Media, 101042 - Convergence and New Media, 101720 - New Media Contexts, 700084 - New Media Contexts (UWSC)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 80 credit points at Level 1.

About this Unit
Professional communicators require advanced writing and editing skills. This unit explores the nature of writing and preparation of texts for use across different media platforms and in various contexts. In particular, the unit develops skills in editing and re-purposing of writing, and further develops understanding of key writing tools such as voice, emphasis, tone, grammar and punctuation and Plain English for professional purposes. Through in-class workshops and time-restricted editing tasks, students will demonstrate a range of professional writing skills from corporate communications to advanced editing. Through in class presentations, discussions and short written tasks, students will demonstrate an applied understanding of conceptual and theoretical issues related to writing and editing for diverse audiences and applied to a range of current issues.

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