Professional Writing and Editing

Learn the basics of professional writing and editing


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Flexible payment options available

Course Code PW
Qualification gained Australian College Diploma of Professional Writing (Writing and Editing)
Study mode Flexible delivery online
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments, Practical Editing Tasks
Nationally recognised No
Course units

Module 1 – Writing Skills

Reading 1 – Overview of the Writing Industry
Writing and Its History
The Writing Industry and You
Writing Categories
The Business of Writing

Reading 2 – Editing: Grammar I
Parts of Speech
Problems With Parts of Speech
Parts of a Sentence

Reading 3 – Editing: Grammar II
Grammar Evaluating Punctuation
Producing Documented Material
Style: Conventions and Techniques


Module 2 – Non-Fiction Writing

Reading 1 – Non-Fiction
Introduction to Non-Fiction Writing
Basic Techniques
Observation, Reporting, and Interview Strategies
Writing For Different Audiences

Reading 2 – Writing for Public Relations I
Planning The Writing Process
Public Relations Tools
Developing The Message/Media Outline
Writing Internal Communication Plans
Writing Internal Communication Publications

Reading 3 – Writing for Public Relations II
Effective Report Writing
Writing Support Materials
Developing Direct Mail Material
Speech Writing
Corporate Identity Programs
Writing Effectively For Financial Applications


Module 3 – Writing for Industry

Reading 1 – Corporate Writing
Corporate Writing Essentials
Everyday Business Documents

Reading 2 – Technical Writing
Introduction to Technical Writing
Writing in Plain English
Writing Technical Materials
Business Writing Techniques
Instructional Writing Techniques
Writing Policies and Procedures

Reading 3 – Writing Content for the Web
Website Foundations
Designing Your Website
Publishing Your Website
Maintaining Your Website
Reviewing Content For Update


  • 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

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