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Overview

Based on interviews with actual workplace writers and editors, this unique text/workbook teaches editing approaches and skills that writers can apply to their own or others' documents. Outlines a process to identify and solve problems and helps readers develop the ability to explain their editing decisions. Features 136 different kinds of exercises. Contains special chapters on editing on-line documentation, graphics, document design, and on international and intercultural issues, as well as 16 different checklists that can be applied to developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. For anyone interested in editing or copyediting; professional, technical, science, business, or nursing writing; or nonfiction writing.

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A writing and editing tool that focuses especially on technical documentation concerns such as on-screen editing and the use of graphics. Provides information gleaned from interviews with writers and editors at large software companies, as well as clear explanations of the guidelines for grammar, punctuation, word choice, sentence construction, and document organization. The workbook format allows users to write directly in the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137490868
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 6/29/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

I. THE EDITING PROCESS AND THE EDITING PROFESSION.

1. Introduction to the Editing Process.

2. Levels of Editing.

3. Editor-Author Relationships.

4. Working as an Editor.

II. SENTENCE-LEVEL EDITING.

5. Style, Sentence-Level Editing, and Editing Marks.

6. Final Editing or Proofreading.

7. Editing Copy and Constructing Style Sheets.

8. Capitalization, Spelling, Numbers, and Document Style.

9. A Review of Basic Grammar.

10. Punctuating Sentence Types.

11. Punctuating Within Sentences.

12. Choosing the Right Words.

13. Building Effective Sentences.

III. DOCUMENT EDITING.

14. Developmental and Organizational Editing.

15. Graphics Editing.

16. Document Design.

17. Access Aids in Print and Online Documentation.

18. Editing Online Documentation.

19. International and Intercultural Issues for Editors.

Glossary.

Appendix.

Index.

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