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Writing and Editing for Higher Education and the World

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Get your work published and immerse yourself within the literary world. Topics include nonfiction, editing and proofreading, popular and literary fiction, poetry and writing for children. You could gain employment as an editor, content writer, copywriter, language tutor or a related publishing role. Industry connections and resources We have fantastic teachers who are authors in their own right.

He teaches Computers for Writers and Desktop design in this course. Carole Littler is a long-time teacher of writing and lover of books, with a special interest in Myths and Symbolism, Popular Genre Fiction and Writing for Children.

She has nurtured the Professional Writing and Editing programme at Melbourne Polytechnic for many years and was a founding teacher in the course when it commenced in Greensborough in You will have the opportunity to read your writings at one of our four student readings. We also encourage you to submit your work for publication in our course publication Infusion and to literary journals and get published in other ways such as on blogs or in magazines — an excellent way to build up your writing portfolio.

You can start your career as a writer, by going on to our Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing you could even continue on with credits to a bachelor degree — talk to us about this.

Assessment You will be assessed through written exercises, research reports, tests, oral presentations, projects, articles, stories, novel, role plays, interviews, field visits, contribution to classroom discussion, demonstrations and collections of information.

Recognition of Prior Learning You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken.

Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor.

It gave language to what I always knew worked to intellectually strive. A graduate student recently asked me when a blog post got too long.

That was my answer. Think it out through writing. We must write and make connections and synthesize: You should be approaching this class in such a fashion: And sometimes it feels as if you need to hurry through everything. You can do that. You can survive that way. To get the rich layers of taste, you need more time.

You must find that time somehow. I leave myself a note about where I left on thinking or about what I wanted to write next or read next or connect next. Think of these learning notes as keeping that sauce going all day. It needs the constant low heat; it needs periodic attention. Do not take it off the burner and shove it in the fridge. Take your notes with you as you wait for soccer practice to finish—read them again, and take more.

Take them to the grocery store and when you have a long line, whip out that notebook and stir the pot a bit. When you make your intellectual existence the primary concern of your life, you funnel energy to that all the time. But you cannot walk away and expect to jump right back in and get the same results. You lose the thread. Think of the first person you had a crush on—how did that person occupy your mind?

Take that crush energy and apply it to reading, thinking, writing. Thanks for joining me in Professional Writing and Editing for Summer WordPress actually gave me the below quote as part of this opening post. Izaak Walton is the author of The Compleat Angler , a famous book on fishing. It was first published in , but Walton continued to edit and add to it for years after that.

A true writer and editor does that. So it goes for professional writing and editing. Fishing is a fine metaphor—given that it was here when I arrived on this page—because we do that in education and in writing.

We cast our nets wide, we cast our flies far, and we see what we can catch. We sometimes intend to catch one thing, but then we catch another. Then check the syllabus page. All pages are linked on the navigation bar. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.


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