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ENG 479C - Editing And Publishing

Description: Students will learn about all forms of literary editing, including developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting. Additionally, they will study literary publishing by focusing on the aesthetic and ethics of operating literary journals and independent presses. Finally, students will help produce original content in collaboration with a literary magazine. Students will also interview authors and review books. Editing and Publishing provides a culminating experience for an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing: you will apply what you've learned in other courses to help produce content for an established literary magazine or blog. In your workshop and literature courses you have learned how to analyze writing; in this course you will synthesize and apply those reading skills to decide which work to publish in the magazine, and then work with authors to revise and edit their work. In addition to selecting what to publish, you will also promote the magazine, plan events, copyedit, write blogs in the form of reviews and interviews, and engage with the community of NAU, and beyond. This class is more like a job than a typical course, and applying classroom skills to a real-life product will prepare you for entry-level jobs in the editing and publishing field, and a productive future as an editor and as a writer. This course is required for students emphasizing in Creative Writing, but other majors and emphases would benefit from this course in similar ways. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Fall 2024

Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Creative & Aesthetic Thinking, Effective Writing

Prerequisite: ENG 370W or ENG 372W