Professional Writing and Editing

Building a writing career means building industry skills.

Writing and editing are highly marketable skills. Professional writing and editing enables students to understand how their capabilities translate in the contemporary workplace.

Studying professional writing and editing is an opportunity to develop your expertise under professional guidance from practitioners with diverse experience. In partnership with industry professionals, we provide a hands-on, cross-disciplinary approach. You’ll develop skills across a range of platforms to prepare you for competitive entry into professional writing and editing roles.

Graduates with writing and editing training are in high demand across a wide variety of occupations. At Swinburne, we provide opportunities for you to build your own professional networks.

Traditional roles include technical writing and communications roles, as well as positions with publishing houses, arts organisations, educational institutions and writing festivals. Translatable writing and editing skills also open the door to careers in broader professional settings, such as marketing, entertainment and social media roles.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning is a key part of the Swinburne Advantage. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking.

Aziza is studying professional writing and editing.

My course has fostered my creative and personal development over the past few years. I believe my biggest achievement at Swinburne has been the building of my professional portfolio. My tutors have genuine concern for their students and encourage us to get the most out of our university experience.


Studying professional writing and editing

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