Editing for Writers

ISBN-10: 0137490860
ISBN-13: 9780137490868
Edition: 1999
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Description: For upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Editing or Copyediting, Professional or Technical Writing, Advanced Composition, General, or Magazine Editing. Based on interviews with actual workplace writers and editors, this unique  More...

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Book details

List price: $156.60
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

For upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Editing or Copyediting, Professional or Technical Writing, Advanced Composition, General, or Magazine Editing. 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. It carefully outlines a process to identify and solve problems and helps students develop the ability to explain their editing decisions.

The Editing Process and the Editing Profession
Introduction to the Editing Process
Levels of Editing
Editor-Author Relationships
Working as an Editor
Sentence-Level Editing
Style, Sentence-Level Editing, and Editing Marks
Final Editing or Proofreading
Editing Copy and Constructing Style Sheets
Capitalization, Spelling, Numbers, and Document Style
A Review of Basic Grammar
Punctuating Sentence Types
Punctuating Within Sentences
Choosing the Right Words
Building Effective Sentences
Document Editing
Developmental and Organizational Editing
Graphics Editing
Document Design
Access Aids in Print and Online Documentation
Editing Online Documentation
International and Intercultural Issues for Editors
Glossary
Appendix
Index

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