Editors' Knowledge and Skills in the Twenty-first Century: Reconceptualising Professional Practice

By Diane Brown and Marilyn Dorman.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This paper measures the impact of globalisation on editing and publishing in response to an increasingly rapid uptake and dissemination of information and content.

Keywords: Australian Editors, Globalisation, Professional Practice, Standards, Content Management, Content Streaming, Literacies, Knowledge Economy

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.75-86. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 829.386KB).

Dr Diane Brown

Dr Brown is a research associate in the National Centre for Australian Studies, School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia. Her PhD, Publishing Culture, Commissioning Books in Australia, 1970–2000, was completed in the Department of Communication, Language and Cultural Studies, Victoria University, Australia (2003). She is a freelance trade and scholarly editor, writer and researcher. Her scholarly writing was recently published in Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia, 1946–2005, published by University of Queensland Press. She was a former managing editor and publisher and a member of the Society of Editors (Victoria). She is the convenor of the Occasional Series on Australia Editors oral, print, pictorial and digital publishing project.

Marilyn Dorman

Marilyn Dorman is a lecturer and learning and teaching designer in the Learning and Teaching Support Unit, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She is also a learning and teaching consultant and a Buzan Licensed Instructor (Advanced) with the Buzan Centre Australia. Marilyn has taught at pre-tertiary and postgraduate levels, and has over 20 years experience in instructional design and development at USQ, with other universities and with health education providers. Her current responsibilities include learning and teaching design support for the USQ Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing. She has previously worked as a journalist, and is a member of the Society of Editors (Queensland) and a member of the Education, Training and Mentoring Working Group, the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), Australia.

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