Technical and Professional Editing Editing: A thumbnail of the Big Picture From Rude, Carolyn. Technical Editing, 4 th ed

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  • Technical and Professional Editing Editing: A thumbnail of the Big Picture From Rude, Carolyn. Technical Editing, 4 th ed.
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  • Editors: Define the need, purpose, and scope of the document Work with writers and subject matter experts Review the text for completeness, accuracy, visual design, and overall effectiveness
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  • Reader(s)Writer(s) Editor(s) Text
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  • WriterEditor Why do editors work with writers?
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  • The Product Team Client Project Manager Instructional Designers Programmers Graphic Artist Editor Writers
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  • Editorial Functions and Responsibilities Text Editing: Making text complete, accurate, correct, comprehensible, usable, and appropriate for the readers Preparing documents for publication
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  • Types of text editing: Comprehensive editing: Editor shares responsibility with writer for content and usability Basic Copyediting: Editor checks for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar; for consistency in mechanics; and for accuracy and completeness
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  • Discussion and Application Why technical editing? What questions/comments do you have?