Editing 777

Module code ENG 777
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

The module develops language-editing skills, using a variety of texts from different fields and of varying levels of complexity. Students edit texts to produce grammatical, idiomatic and logical English texts, taking into account peculiarities of South African English and local needs. They adjust work to meet the needs of a specified target audience. The principles of plain language editing are applied, in addition to strategies to overcome textual complexities for given target audiences, ranging from academics to neo-literates. A special focus is the editing of translations in the SA context.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 seminar per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department English
Period of presentation Semester 1

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