University of Technology Sydney

52691 Writing and Editing Foundations

Anti-requisite(s): 54070 Fictional Forms AND 58121 Fictional Forms


This subject introduces students to core skills and techniques used in the writing of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and professional communication. In this subject, students explore different aspects of writing including storytelling, working with imagery, sentence craft, readability, and clarity of expression. Considerations such as the ethics of representation and cultural sensitivity are explored through relevant examples and practical exercises. In parallel, through a series of self-paced activities, students are introduced to basic principles of copyediting and proofreading, applying these skills to their own and others’ writing. As editors, students learn how to recognise grammatical errors, articulate areas for development, and implement solutions.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

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