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The Advanced Professional Writing and Editing course is an ideal course if you have already undertaken a creative writing course, a short story course or any general writing course; however, you can certainly undertake this course even if you have no previous experience.
You will need an aptitude for writing and reading, though. Keep in mind, this is a writing course for people who really want to learn advanced writing skills. It is even suitable for those wanting to progress and undertake a degree in writing through university.
There are two pathways into the Advanced Professional Writing and Editing Course:
Pathway 1: Direct entry into the Advanced Professional Writing and Editing Course
Pathway 2: Completion of the Professional Writing and Editing Course then completion of the Professional Writing and Editing Upgrade Course
Both pathways cover the same subjects and materials, and both end in the same result. Pathway 1 is for those who are committed to the full program; Pathway 2 is for those who aren't certain if they want to go the entire distance.
- Professional Writer
- Freelance Writer/Editor
- Business Writer
Unit 1 - Writing Skills
Reading 1 - Overview of the Writing Industry
Reading 2 - Computer Skills for Writers and Editors
Reading 3 - Editing: Grammar I
Reading 4 - Editing: Grammar II
Unit 2 - Non-Fiction Writing
Reading 1 - Non-Fiction
Reading 2 - Writing for Public Relations I
Reading 3 - Writing for Public Relations II
Unit 3 - Writing for Industry
Reading 1 - Cooperate Writing
Reading 2 - Technical Writing
Reading 3 - Writing Content for the Web
Unit 4 - Creative Writing
Reading 1 - Short Story Writing I
Reading 2 - Short Story Writing II
Reading 3 - Writing and Mythology
Reading 4 - Myths and Symbols in Writing
Unit 5 - Writing for a Market
Reading 1 - Screenwriting I
Reading 2 - Screenwriting II
Reading 3 - Role of the Editor
- Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
- A good command of written English
- Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week
If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.
"The Australian College tutors were very helpful and inspiring. Coming from various backgrounds, they offered industry relevant information, trends, and ideas 'outside the box' at a level of which I would otherwise not have had access.
They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."
Marnie Bernard, 7th December 2014
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