Core Module Information
Module title: Editorial Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11705
Module leader: David Bishop
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

Two core skills for a successful writing career are the ability to edit your own work and to develop creative partnerships with editors. In this module, you will further hone the critical self-reflection skills built in Creative Development to work independently on editorial projects of your own, supported by one-to-one mentoring. During group induction classes, you will build your knowledge of core editing concepts and tools, including the different stages and expectations of the editorial process within the publishing industry. You will then craft a Learning Agreement that underpins how you will work individually with your mentor to: explore how editorial approaches can enhance and refine your creative practice; build your capacity to collaborate efficiently and effectively in a professional editorial relationship; and gain the confidence and discernment to make informed editorial decisions for your own work. At the end, you’ll take a seat on the other side of the editor's desk, and produce an editorial package informed by industry practice for a section of your own creative work, preparing you for the demands of Major Project and the commercial market beyond.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Produce a regular output of independent work and critically evaluate your learning and creative progress against clearly defined goals
LO2: Identify and develop creative responses to complex technical and aesthetic problems using learning from across the taught programme
LO3: Demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of editorial boundaries, conventions and terminology of commercial genre fiction
LO4: Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a range of specialised self-editing techniques and practices to your own creative projects
LO5: Communicate efficiently and effectively in a professional editorial relationship whilst making informed individual judgements on complex creative issues

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Bishop
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 1
Online Seminar 3
Online Project Supervision 4
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 192
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 13 , WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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