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Designed for all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms, this book helps readers become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, theses, journal articles, and reports that cross their desks and which need approving, grading, or reviewing. Written by the author of the best-selling "Craft of Scientific Writing", the guide deals with the subject in a refreshing way and includes a large number of enlightening examples and stories.
"...following the success of its predecessor, this book not only addresses the compositoin, organization & style required of a good editor, but also the dynamics of the writer-editor relationship, & corporate layer editing."
Acknowledgements.- Editing: Where Do You Begin?- When the Pencils Are Blue.- When the Rules Are Gray.- Common Types of Edits.- Reducing the Friction Editing.- Editing: the Big Picture.- Appendix: One Hundred Problems of Style.- Glossary of Editing Terms.- References.- Index.