This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to edit written material. People in editorial roles refine and amend text to enhance the clarity of written communication. They may also be involved in making decisions about the placement of visual material in relation to text. When editing text, they take into account the needs of the readership, the author's intention, available resources and the type of publication. A thorough knowledge of grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation is essential, along with an eye for detail and a systematic approach to work. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment may include: assignments; classwork; projects; case studies; presentations; demonstration and observation.

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