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Book Publishing: Principles of Book Commissioning, Editing and Design (HUM3016)

30 credits

This module will teach you the fundamental techniques of book commissioning, editing and design that are essential to know in order for you to pursue a career in the modern publishing industry. We will cover the essential key skills of commissioning individual books and lists, development editing, copy-editing and proofreading as well as the techniques of book text and cover/jacket design. The module will address a variety of publishing genres in fiction and non-fiction. A central element of the module is the creation by you of a portfolio of edited and designed work that can be used in future job and internship applications.