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The Professional Writing and Editing Upgrade course is a detailed writing course that is incredibly comprehensive.

You will learn about different kinds of writing; writing styles; how to draft out non-fiction pieces, edit and fine-tuning your work; how to lay out technical documents and writing content for web pages.

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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.

Course summary

Qualification gained
Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Advanced Writing and Editing)
Course code
PWEUP
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Employers, ask about our group/corporate rates and traineeship availability.
Flexible duration (with an option to extend)
Up to 9 months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Multiple choice, short answer questions
Nationally recognised
No

Career opportunities

  • Professional Writer
  • Freelance Writer/Editor
  • Literary Editor

Course units

Unit 4 - Creative Writing

Reading 1 - Short Story Writing I

A brief history of the short story
The basic elements
From fact to fiction
Redrafting your work
Glossary
Readings
Resources

Reading 2 - Short Story Writing II

The elements revisited
More about writing
Rewriting your stories
Readings

Reading 3 - Writing and Mythology

Introduction
Myths and how writers use them
Archetypes and how writers use them
Resources

Reading 4 - Myths and Symbols in Writing

Introduction
Figurative language and the use of symbols
Symbols in literature
Resources

Unit 5 - Writing for a Market

Reading 1 - Screenwriting I

Introduction to screenwriting
Structure in screenwriting
Point of view
Characterisation
Dialogue
Screen devices
Developing a screenplay
Research
The synopsis
Treatment
The scene breakdown
Resources

Reading 2 - Screenwriting II

Markets for Scripts
Developing the Script
Writing the Script
Resources

Reading 3 - Role of the Editor

The editing role and tasks
Using style manuals, guides and sheets
Copyediting and proofreading
Language
Organising a text
Technology and the editor

Entry requirements

  • 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.

Student reviews

"During the course I was working full-time and even had a baby! I would recommend the college to anyone who needs to study at their own pace, not the at the pace of the college!"

Yvonne Clarke, 13th August 2013

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