CET124 Editorial Theory and Practice

Course Provider

School of Humanities (SoH)



Academic Unit



What are the attributes of a great editor? In the first half of this module students are given the opportunity to understand the ethical issues and rhetorical standards that guide editorial conduct. The second part of the module examines practical applications, allowing students to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and hands-on editing skills.

The course is part of: 
- Graduate Certificate in Publishing
- FlexiMasters in Publishing


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By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an awareness of the particular role played by the editor
- Develop practical skills in editing
- Demonstrate practical skills in editing
1. The history and present role of the editor
2. Opportunities in editing
3. Social, cultural considerations of the editor
4. Cooperation and individuation in the editing process
As with all Humanities courses, this course prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in Busincess, Education, Civil Service, and the arts, as it provides specific job scope considerations to supplement the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills that serve Humanities so well in taking on jobs in these sectors. This particular course provides special insight into jobs in Journalism and Media.

Standard Course Fee: S$1080.00

SSG Funding Support


Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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CET100 Professional Communication: Essentials 1
CET101 Professional Communication: Interpersonal skills 1
CET102 Professional Communication: Speaking skills 1
CET113 Understanding the creative industries 1
CET114 Writing and research for the creative industries 1
CET115 Writing for the creative industries II 1
CET116 Introduction to Contemporary Publishing 1
CET117 Publishing in Contemporary Singapore 1
CET118 Editorial Functions and Strategies 1
CET119 Technology and Electronic Publishing 1
CET120 Marketing and Sales 1
CET121 Book Editing 1
CET122 Magazine Editing 1
CET123 Copy Editing 1
TI6113 Creative Writing and Literature Translation 1
CET150 Author Branding1
CET151 Literary Publishing1
CET152 Book Manuscript Workshop I1
CET153 Book Manuscript Workshop II1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Publishing (total 9AU) and FlexiMasters in Publishing (total 15AU)
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved