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Guide to Technical Editing : Discussion, Dictionary, and Exercises

Guide to Technical Editing : Discussion, Dictionary, and Exercises - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195063066

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ISBN13: 978-0195063066
ISBN10: 0195063066
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1992
International: No

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Guide to Technical Editing : Discussion, Dictionary, and Exercises - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195063066

Anne Eisenberg

ISBN13: 978-0195063066
ISBN10: 0195063066
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

This unique new handbook will be an essential resource for writers, working scientists, engineers, and technical professionals for whom English is not a first language. The only book of its kind, Guide to Technical Editing shows how to edit technical writing for accuracy, clarity, and grammar. The workbook provides practical exercises for editing abstracts and presenting technical information from the reader's point of view, and includes a technical editor's glossary with stylebook entries as well as common terms.

Author Bio

Eisenberg, Anne : Polytechnic University

Table of Contents

DISCUSSION


1. Edit for organization that shows main points and significance
2. Edit for titles, headings, and subheadings that mark main points and their order
3. Edit for definitions crucial to reader understanding
4. Edit for a concise, consistent style
5. Edit for tables that display data vividly and concisely
6. Edit for figures that identify and explain
7. Edit for completeness, accuracy, and consistency


DICTIONARY
EXERCISES