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The School of Arts & Humanities at Edith Cowan University in Perth is planning to begin a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing in early 2018. They are seeking feedback from writing and editing communities around Australia regarding interests and proposed course content. Please take a few moments to complete this survey between October 3 and 16, and feel free to pass on the link to any interested parties. Many thanks for your time.

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* 1. Contact details (optional)

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* 2. Are you:

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* 3. What do you think is important in a postgraduate professional writing course? Please rate:

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Technical writing
Writing applications, tenders and proposals
Business communication
Report writing
Forms and transactional documents
Medical writing
Scientific writing
Literary writing (e.g. fiction, poetry, memoir, essay)
Writing for the media
Fact checking

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* 4. What do you think is important in a postgraduate editing course? Please rate:

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Editing profession (e.g. Australian Standards for Editing Practice, editing roles, IPEd, state organisations, accreditation, author-editor relationship)
Levels of editing (substantive, copyediting, proofreading)
Editing principles (e.g. purpose, readership, clarity, accuracy, brevity, structure, cohesion)
Language and style (e.g. spelling, register, tautology, jargon, clichés)
Editing tools
Editing academic writing (e.g. journal papers, theses)
Editing technical documents
Editing fiction
Style guides and style sheets
Referencing
Indexing
Formatting
Grammar
Punctuation
Styles in MS Word
Track Changes

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* 5. Please rate these other areas:

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Print publishing
Online publishing
Document design
Software training
Social media
Small business management (e.g. invoicing, contracts)
People skills (e.g. collaboration, negotiation, diplomacy)
International and intercultural issues
Legal and ethical issues (e.g. copyright, inclusive language)
Plain English
Accessibility

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* 6. Do you have any further comments or suggestions?

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