↑ Return to Assignments

Project 3: Pamphlet, brochure, or flier (undergraduates)/Work-in-Progress (graduate students)

Undergraduate Students: Editing a pamphlet, brochure, or flier due April 7

For the third project, I want you to choose a short document that has graphics, formatting, or other document design choices and take it through three levels of edit.

Graduate Students: Editing a substantial text/document due April 7

For the third project, I want you to choose a document that has between 5-10 pages and take it through three levels of edit. Examples of texts include technical or policy manuals, instruction manuals, work-in-progress from your professors (unpublished articles or chapters), grant applications, conference papers/presentations, or other substantial documents.

Deliverables: original copy of the document, revised copy of the document (with copyedit marks), and letter of transmittal, along with a style guide. NOTE: Please turn in a hard copy or submit electronic copies to Dropbox.

Level 1: Substantive/Organizational Edit of the Document (30%)

Content Quantity – the right amount of the right kind of information is provided; information is concise

Content Quality – strong logic and arguments are supported by credible evidence; citations and references are included when appropriate

Organization – information is arranged effectively; navigational aides improve information access

Ethics – complete and thorough ethical analysis is evident; potential ethical issues are satisfactorily explored

Consistency – headings, subheadings, headers, and footers are consistent in content and placement

Level 2: Language and Mechanics Edit of the Document (30%)

Convention – errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and numerical usage are corrected

Style – editor use of a style guide is evident; document adheres to the style guide; voice and tone are respectful and appropriate; information is gender-neutral and culturally inoffensive; active voice is used predominately

References – citations and references strictly adhere to the documentation style of the document (should be documented for credibility)

Editing marks – when used, marks are appropriate and correct

Queries – queries appear when needed (as questions)

Level 3: Copy Clarification of the Document (30%)

Graphics accuracy – content and labels for tables, charts, and figures are accurate and appropriately titled and referenced

Graphics placement – graphics are appropriately cropped and in focus; balanced and placed effectively on the page or screen

Integration with text – graphic is referred to by label in the text prior to its appearance

Document design – document is appropriately framed

Letter or Memo to Author(s) (10%)

Content – right amount of the right kind of information is provided; information is concise; explanations or justifications of editing suggestions are appropriate

Organization – information is arranged effectively; navigational aides improve information access

Convention – grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, and number use are correct

Style – voice and tone are respectful and appropriate; gender-neutral and inoffensive; active voice

Credibility/References – editorial credibility is apparent; citations and references are included when appropriate

Leave a Reply