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How to Edit Technical Documents, Text Only

How to Edit Technical Documents, Text Only - 95 edition

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Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Oryx Press
Published: 1995
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How to Edit Technical Documents, Text Only - 95 edition

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Donald W. Bush and Charles P. Campbell

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Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Oryx Press
Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

How to Edit Technical Documents is the most concise and clearly presented discussion of the editor's role and responsibilities to the writer, the reader, and the publishing process--including changes that result from technological advances in editing. The authors describe the demands of communicating complicated information, in print and on screen, without diminishing the expressive power of language. As a result, users learn the skills necessary to become contributing members of any organization that requires informed and imaginative editors.

The authors have written a highly informative guide and accompanying workbook that cover the the more complex issues associated with quality technical editing, such as substantive content editing and working with writers within organizations. Other subjects discussed include cutting copy, the editor's role in document organization, choosing the right words, sentences with style, paragraph organization, and

  • using grammar in technical editing (with an introduction to transformational grammar for restructuring sentences)
  • editing graphics
  • marking manuscripts
  • dealing with typescripts under deadline
  • editing technical manuals and proposals

Because How to Edit Technical Documents includes a 184-page workbook of examples and exercises, users benefit from a complete instructional program.

Author Bio

Bush, Donald W. : San Diego State University

Donald W. Bush is a lecturer in technical writing at San Diego State University and a former technical editor for McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked for 25 years. He has extensive experience in journalism, public relations, and technical editing, including seven years as public relations supervisor at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He has taught writing and editing courses at various universities and colleges and has written numerous articles and book reviews, mostly on technical writing and editing.

Campbell, Charles P. : New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico

Charles P. Campbell, Ph.D., is associate professor of English, Humanities Department, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico. Previously, he taught English at several other universities and colleges. He has written and edited numerous articles, reports, book reviews, and films, and is a frequent presenter and lecturer on the subject of technical communication.

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