May 27, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

Literary Editing and Publishing Minor

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College of Liberal Arts  >> English  

18 hours; 2.0 minor GPA required

The Literary Editing and Publishing minor introduces students to the history, methods and practical skills required by the publishing field. It fosters attention to the needs of an audience or client and develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills through the experiential learning via participation in the production of Southern Indiana Review, Southern Indiana Review Press, Southern Indiana Reading Series, Fishhook and associated promotional materials. In the literary editing and publishing minor, students will:

  1. Demonstrate basic competence in technology associated with end product design and production.
  2. Engage with the culture, history and practice of literary editing, and gain an understanding of the requirements of the current publishing field, including standard theories, practices, and conventions of professional editing and publishing, such as copyediting marks, style sheets, and editing and printing terminology.
  3. Produce content with format, tone, and style appropriate to different situations, audiences, and purposes, and organize material clearly and effectively for the intended audience.
  4. Engage in a supervised editing process that ensures regular accurate editing, such as multiple-pass editing and style sheet generation.
  5. Develop best practices for tracking editing work, for communicating with clients as a professional editor, and for managing editing projects, including determining the amount and type of editing, given time constraints and audience

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