PUB3103Assessment, Acquisition, & Editing3 ch (3C) [W]

This course provides students with knowledge of and hands-on experience with three key processes in publishing: assessing, acquiring, and editing manuscripts. It will begin with an overview of assessment and acquisition models used by various sectors in the industry, the pros and cons of peer review, and the many factors at play in the decision to acquire a manuscript. Students will review how decisions are made at professional journals and then examine such topics as the two major online submission systems in publishing today, how assessors are obtained, and the various editing stages that a manuscript can go through (initial revision, developmental/substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading), as well as grammatical and other editorial considerations. They will practise working as different kinds of editors, learn how to set up and use needed editorial tools, and develop skills to manage the editorial process. NOTE: Enrolment limited to 20, with priority given to students admitted to the Certificate in Publishing program.