Daily Archive: March 12, 2014

Mar 12

Electronic Editing of Text

For this grammar exercise, I want you to copy and paste these sentences/sections into the word processor of your choice and digitally mark them. Then, attach the changes to an email, and send it to me. Correct the following sentences for spelling, misused words, capitalization, and abbreviation: Undoubtably, the issue of personal is signifigant as …

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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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