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The Craft of Editing

A Guide for Managers, Scientists, and Engineers. Auflage 2000. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
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The Craft of Editing is about the craft of editing scientific writing. It is designed to help you - and all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms - become mor... weiterlesen
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Titel: The Craft of Editing
Autor/en: Michael Alley

ISBN: 0387989641
EAN: 9780387989648
A Guide for Managers, Scientists, and Engineers.
Auflage 2000.
Book.
Sprache: Englisch.
Springer New York

21. Dezember 1999 - kartoniert - 172 Seiten

Beschreibung

The Craft of Editing is about the craft of editing scientific writing. It is designed to help you - and all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms - become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, theses, journal articles, and reports that cross your desk and which you must approve, grade, or review. Unlike other texts that try to present the gamut of all possible editing experiences, this guide focuses on the kind of editing that you as a manager or teacher perform with your pencil (or computer) and someone else's work. Written by the author of the best-selling Craft of Scientific Writing, the book deals with the subject in a refreshing way and includes a large number of enlightening examples and stories. The author, a former editor at several national laboratories, has taught scientific writing courses at, among others, the universities of Texas and Wisconsin, Sandia National Laboratory, and Virginia Polytechnic University.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1 Editing: Where Do You Begin?.
Knowing Your Goals.
Knowing Your Constraints.
2 When the Pencils Are Blue.
Editing for Content.
Editing for Style.
Editing for Form.
3 When the Rules Are Gray.
Gray with Respect to Time.
Gray with Respect to Position.
Gray with Respect to Person.
4 Common Types of Edits.
Writing a Review.
Performing a Copyedit on Paper.
Performing a Copyedit Online.
Proofreading.
5 Reducing the Friction of Editing.
Agreeing upon the Constraints.
Recognizing Your Own Idiosyncrasies.
Keeping the Writing on Schedule.
Providing Spoken and Written Feedback.
6 Editing: The Big Picture.
At What Writing Stages Should Editing Occur?.
Who Shall Edit First and Who Shall Edit Last?.
What Role Should Each Editor Play?.
Appendix One Hundred Problems of Style.
Glossary of Editing Terms.
References.
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