Technical Editing in the 21st Century

Technical Editing in the 21st Century : A Process Approach

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With a focus on both language and technology, Technical Editing: Products & Processes guides the readerthrough each level of editing, each stage of becoming an editor, and each aspect of production after the formal editing is complete. From its realistic scenarios to self-diagnostic exercises, this book is designed to be hands-on--consistently helping students assess and develop their own technical editing skills. Unlike other books, its goal is to move beyond grammar and style to encompass technology issues that reflect the expanding role of the technical editor in the workplace.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 208.28 x 259.08 x 27.94mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131196774
  • 9780131196773

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With a focus on both language and technology, "Technical Editing: Products & Processes "guides the readerthrough each level of editing, each stage of becoming an editor, and each aspect of production after the formal editing is complete. From its realistic scenarios to self-diagnostic exercises, this book is designed to be hands-on-consistently helping students assess and develop their own technical editing skills. Unlike other books, its goal is to move beyond grammar and style to encompass technology issues that reflect the expanding role of the technical editor in the workplace.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents UNIT 1: THE ESSENTIALS OF EDITING 1. The Technical Editor 2. Editors and Writers 3. Tools and Technology UNIT 2: EDITING FOR CORRECTNESS 4. An Introduction to Grammar: What Technical Editors Need to Know 5. Parts of Speech: Eight Basic Elements of Grammar 6. The Sentence: Giving Meaning to Words 7. Punctuation 8. Mechanics UNIT 3: EDITING FOR READABILITY 9. Document Design 10. Graphics: Intelligence Made Visible UNIT 4: EDITING FOR EFFECTIVENESS 11. Editing for Effectiveness: Where Art and Craft Come Together 12. Style: Making Language Effective 13. Organization: Where Form and Function Come Together 14. Logical Writing: The Art of Good Reasoning UNIT 5: EDITING ONLINE PUBLICATIONS 15. Online Publications: What Technical Editors Need to Know 16. Preparing to Edit Online Publications 17. Editing Online Content 18. Production Editing of Websites UNIT 6: TRENDS & ISSUES IN TECHNICAL EDITING 19. Ethical and Legal issues in Technical Editing 20. Style Guides 21. Global and Cultural Issues in Technical Editing 22. Production and Project Management Issues 23. Usability Testing on a Budget 24. Technical Editing Careers REFERENCES INDEXshow more

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