Technical Editing in the 21st Century

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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With a focus on both language and technology,Technical Editing: Products & Processesguides 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.Technical Editors and Writers, anyone interested in perfecting their grammar and style.

Table of Contents

The Essentials of Editing
The Technical Editor
Editors and Writers
Tools and Technology
Editing for Correctness
An Introduction to Grammar: What Technical Editors Need to Know
Parts of Speech: Eight Basic Elements of Grammar
The Sentence: Giving Meaning to Words
Editing for Readability
Document Design
Graphics: Intelligence Made Visible
Editing for Effectiveness
Editing for Effectiveness: Where Art and Craft Come Together
Style: Making Language Effective
Organization: Where Form and Function Come Together
Logical Writing: The Art of Good Reasoning
Editing Online Publications
Online Publications: What Technical Editors Need to Know
Preparing to Edit Online Publications
Editing Online Content
Production Editing of Websites
Trends & Issues in Technical Editing
Ethical and Legal issues in Technical Editing
Style Guides
Global and Cultural Issues in Technical Editing
Production and Project Management Issues
Usability Testing on a Budget
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