Editing for Publication

PWR30001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22



Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the skills and knowledge of the practices, techniques and technologies required of the professional editor to prepare a range of manuscripts for publication and to work independently and collaboratively as an editor in response to project demands.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the role of editor, publishing team and the author-editor relationship
2. Investigate and apply industry principles of structural editing, copy editing, proof-reading, clarity, and layout
3. Analyse, evaluate, and apply advice and editorial input through giving and receiving critique of own and others’ editorial work

Courses with unit

BA-ARTS3 Bachelor of Arts
BA-ARTS3PROF Bachelor of Arts (Professional)
BB-ARTBUS1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
BB-ARTSC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
BB-LAWART Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts
BA-MCMN Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-HSCMCMN Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication
BB-LAWMCMN* Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Media and Communication
BA-MCMPROF Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)