Guide to Technical Editing

Guide to Technical Editing : Discussion, Dictionary and Exercises

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This unique book shows professionals how to edit their technical writing for accuracy, clarity, and grammatical correctness. It includes exercises for editing abstracts and presenting technical information from the readers point of view, offering practical strategies for improving the organization of text, use of titles, headings and subheadings, use of definitions and examples, and the placement and display of tables and figures. Presenting some of the problems of technical writing in a "before and after" format, the drills and discussions sharpen the writer's ability to edit for both content and grammatical correctness. With its technical editor's glossary which contains not only stylebook entries, but also terms common to technical writing such as "informative abstract" and "callout", this new text will be an essential training manual and reference.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195063066
  • 9780195063066

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The only book of its kind, Guide to Technical Editing show students, writers, working scientists, engineers, and technical professionals how to edit technical writing for clarity, accuracy, and grammar.show more

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'This is an excellent practical guide, for students and wirters, to the editing of technical texts.' Aslib Book Guide, Vol. 58, No. 1, January 1993show more

Table of contents

Discussion: Edit for organization that shows main points and significance; Edit for titles, headings, and subheadings that mark main points and their order; Edit for definitions crucial to reader understanding; Edit for a concise, consistent style; Edit for tables that display data vividly and concisely; Edit for figures that identify and explain; Edit for completeness, accuracy, and consistency; Dictionary exercises.show more

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