Category Archive: Course Information

Mar 12

Procedure for Conducting A Substantive Edit

(Courtesy of Dr. Palmer’s Technical Editing handout) BEFORE accepting the editing task, ask the author Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the document? What information leading to what action? What is the time frame for completing the task? What type or level of edit is desired? What type of compensation, if any, …

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Mar 12

Methods of Organization

As we move from copyediting to comprehensive editing, it is important to be aware of organizational methods that documents/texts may use. Sequence: Chronological (instructions, processes, methods, procedures), Spatial (places, objects), and Alphabetical (index, glossary, reference manual) Hierarchy : Division (parts of a whole), Classification (groups by relationship), Comparison/Contrast, and Advantages/Disadvantages Combinations: General to Specific, Most-to-least …

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Jan 17

Course Information

The “Schedule” page is now updated with the reading schedule and assignment due dates – please look through that before Wednesday’s class. I also want to give you the companion website for our textbook: Downloadable Student Resources. This site has additional exercises, activities, and quizzes.

Jan 15

Information on Levels of Editing

Although our course will be focusing on basic copyediting, proofreading, and comprehensive editing, you should be aware of the “five levels of edit” (borrowed with permission from Dr. Palmer’s Technical Editing syllabus): substantive/organization edit – is there enough of the right kind of information to convince your reader to act? is the information culturally inoffensive? …

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Jan 11

Hello and welcome to WRIT 368X!

This is only the second time the English Department has ever offered this course, and I’m excited that you have chosen to be a part of it! Our class meets on MW in a computer classroom, and after our first class meeting, I will begin to update this website with our new schedule and assignments …

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Jan 15

How to navigate this site

Welcome! All of the information you need for WRIT 367X can be found on this site. Any changes to our schedule or assignments can be found on the home page – I will create a new post with this pertinent information. Menus (located near the top) will take you to pages with information about the …

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