Publishing 210

Module code PUB 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

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Copy-editing. This module offers an introduction to copy-editing as a phase in the publishing process. Topics covered are the role of the copy-editor in the publishing value chain; the levels of editing; the responsibilities of the copy-editor towards the manuscript, the author and the publishing house; the responsibilities and skills of the proof-reader; typical problems in texts; proof-reading and copy-editing symbols and the mark-up of texts; as well as legal and ethical aspects of editing. Learners are also equipped with practical skills in proofreading and copy-editing both digital and print-based texts.

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 3 practicals per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Information Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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