Daily Archive: January 15, 2014

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 15

Editing: The Big Picture

While we will read a description of a technical editor for next week, our discussion today will focus on an introduction to the field and the job. Go to your favorite search engine or directory and type in “technical editing” as a phrase search. Click on each of the first ten links returned. What did …

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