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Authorship, Editing and Text ( 12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL)


Leader: Nick Walker

City First semester 2006 (Day)
City First semester 2006 (Evening)

Synopsis: An overview of the role of and the relationships between author, editor and designer in publishing. Students are taken through the processes involved in the transmission of a text from manuscript to edited form. The role of commissioning editors, literary agents and copy editors are discussed and analysed.

Assessment: Practical exercises: 20% + Three assignments (2500 words each): 50% + Class participation and presentation: 10% + Examination (1 hour): 20%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar per week