Editing for Writers

Based on interviews with actual workplace writers and editors, this unique text/workbook teaches editing approaches and skills that writers can apply to their own or others’ documents. Outlines a process to identify and solve problems and helps readers develop the ability to explain their editing decisions. Features 136 different kinds of exercises. Contains special chapters on editing on-line documentation, graphics, document design, and on international and intercultural issues, as well as 16 different checklists that can be applied to developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. For anyone interested in editing or copyediting; professional, technical, science, business, or nursing writing; or nonfiction writing.

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3 Comments

  1. Some good info, but sloppy and poorly organized This is the text for an editing course I am taking. There is a lot of solid information in this book, and the exercises will push you to apply what you’ve learned. But the way it is presented and organized is driving me nuts. You can’t tell where exercises end and text begins, and it’s difficult to relate the various sections because of poor page layout. There are also inconsistencies in terminology and use of editing marks and just general sloppiness. Seems to have been written by someone…

  2. Amazing text for anyone who works with words I work as a writing tutor, and this book has been invaluable to me. While some of the information regarding graphics editing are out of date, the chapters on things such as grammar, punctuation, organization, and editor-author relationships are thorough and easy to understand; however, I do wish the pages were not perforated as this amplifies the effects of normal wear and tear. All in all, I highly recommend this book.

  3. Put it on your shelf, writers After reading the entire book, I’d say the most useful feature are the checklists found at the back of each chapter.They often listed things I would forget, and that, right there, is more valuable than anything.

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