Copy-editing and typography
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT3950002 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The students shall acquire a basic knowledge about copy-editing and house styles - with an emphasis on bibliographical references and the design of scholarly publications.


- Copy-editing
- Bibliographical reference systems
- Typographic design of scholarly publications

Teaching Methods

Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Group assignment with formative-iterative assessment.

Form(s) of Assessment

Portfolio Assessment

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Summative assessment at the end of the semester: Passed / failed. The project(s) may then be included in a portfolio for final summative graded assessment (with internal and external examiners) at the end of the third and final year (grades A-F).

Grading Scale


Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

  • The Chicago manual of style. 2010. 16th edition. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press
  • Hochuli, Jost (2008).Detail in typography. London: Hyphen Press
  • Lipson, Charles. 2011. Cite right: A quick guide to citation styles – MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more. 2nd edition. Chicago og London: University of Chicago Press
  • Vinje, Finn Erik. 1998. Skriveregler (7. eller nyere utgave; bokmål eller nynorsk). Oslo: Aschehoug

Additional information

Bortsett fra en introduksjon har emnet normalt ingen forelesninger. Emnet er i utgangspunktet kun tilgjengelig for Bachelor i mediedesign.

Aktuelle tidsskrift i HiGs bibliotek:

  • Journal of Scholarly Publishing, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Journal of Technical Writing & Communication, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Learned Publishing, Språknytt, Statsspråk, The Seybold Report, Technical Communication

Aktuelle klassenummer i HiGs bibliotek:

  • 025.3, 686–, 741–, 808.02–

Aktuell støttelitteratur:

  • American Psycological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psycological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: APA
  • Blomberg, Wenche (2007). Litteraturguiden: Vade mecum.Oslo: Transit
  • Butcher, Judith m.fl. (2006). Butcher's copy-editing: The Cambridge handbook for editors, copy-editors and proofreaders. Fourth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Dowding, Geoffrey (1995 [1954]). Finer points in the spacing & arrangement of type. [4. utgave]. Vancouver: Hartley & Marks
  • Erikson, Martin G. (2010). Riktig kildebruk: Kunsten å referere og sitere. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk
  • Forssman, Friedrich und Ralf de Jong (2002). Detailtypografie. Mainz: Verlag Hermann Schmidt
  • French, Nigel (2010). InDesign type: Professional typography with Adobe InDesign. Second edition. Berkeley: Adobe Press / Peachpit Press
  • Gordon, Bob (2001). Making digital type look good. London: Thames & Hudson
  • Gundersen, Dag (hovedredaktør) (2001). Språkvett: Skriveregler, grammatikk og språklige råd fra a til å. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget
  • Hartley, James (2008). Academic writing and publishing: A practical handbook. London: Routledge
  • Johansson, Lennart (1994). Typografisk mønsterbok. Oscarshamn: Carlsson
  • Joshi, Yateendra (2003). Communicating in style. New Dehli: The Energy and Resources Institute
  • Langballe, Anne M. Hasund. 2004. Bibliografisk standard. Oslo: Aschehoug
  • Mitchell, Michael and Susan Wightman (2005). Book typography: A designers manual. Marlborough: Libanus Press
  • Rafaeli, Ari (2005).Book typography. New Castle, Delaware / London: Oak Knoll Press / The British Library
  • Ritter, Robert M. 2002. The Oxford guide to style. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Spiekermann, Erik (1987). Rhyme & reason: A typographic novel. Berlin: H. Berthold
  • Style Manual Committee, Council of Biology Editors. 1994. Scientific style and format: The CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. Sixth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Walker, Janice R. and Todd Taylor. 2006.The Columbia guide to online style. 2nd edition. New York: Columbia University Press
  • Walker, Sue (2001). Typography and language in everyday life: Prescriptions and practices. Harlow: Longman