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New Perspectives on Technical Editing

1st Edition

By Avon J Murphy, Charles H Sides


207 pages

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Hardback: 9780895033949
pub: 2010-09-15
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New Perspectives on Technical Editing provides readers with a rich picture of a thriving discipline. Its 10 chapters are written by various experts in the field, each of whom looks at technical editing from a distinct vantage point, setting challenging questions and offering authoritative recommendations based on experience and research. Contributors examine significant approaches to the practice and teaching of technical editing: the recommended research methodologies, the not entirely straightforward history of technical editing, effective approaches to developing editing courses, the politics of editing within today's organizations, the definition and on-the-job work of copyediting, the power of electronic editing, the complex nature and best practices of science editing, and the nuts and bolts of successfully editing technical journals. Readers will find insights into background literature, trends, responsibilities, workflow, legal issues, ethics, tricks of the trade, unanticipated complications, business know-how, considerations of audience, interpersonal relations, and strategies for different media that they can apply in their own work and research. Each contributor provides substantive chapter references, and the book's annotated bibliography describes and evaluates 100 of the most influential and useful editing resources.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Introduction Avon J. Murphy

Chapter 2

Conducting Research in Technical Editing Angela Eaton

Chapter 3

History and Trends in Technical Editing Thomas L. Warren

Chapter 4

The Teaching of Technical Editing Carolyn D. Rude

Chapter 5

The Editor Within the Modern Organization Michelle Corbin

Chapter 6

Copyediting and Beyond Jean Hollis Weber

Chapter 7

The Editor and the Electronic Word: Onscreen Editing as a Tool for Efficiency and Communication with Authors Geoffrey J. S. Hart

Chapter 8

Editing Within the Pure Sciences Barbara Gastel

Chapter 9

Editing a Technical Journal George F. Hayhoe

Chapter 10

Annotated Bibliography Avon J. Murphy and Thomas L. Warren

Meet the Contributors


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health