ERIC Number: ED173807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Editing: Principles and Practices. Anthology Series No. 4.
Zook, Lola M., Ed.
Various aspects of the field of technical editing are discussed in this anthology. The 18 articles deal with the following topics: patterns for making editorial changes; the editor as generalist as well as specialist; training the editor beyond the acquisition of skills; criticism and creativity; a logical approach to editing proposals, reports, and manuals; removing the linguistic and typographic "noise" from technical writing; semantic concerns in editing; jargon; paragraphing; ambiguity; hyphens; editing by dialogue; the art of editing; the editor as teacher; the production editor; editing the small study proposal; management's responsibility in training the technical communicator; and the pitfall of editors' tending to imitate the poor styles of writing they commonly read. (A bibliography of materials that deal with the work of the technical editor is appended.) (DF)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Editing, Expository Writing, Information Dissemination, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Publications, Technical Writing
Executive Director, Society for Technical Communication, 1010 Vermont Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20005 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Technical Communication, Washington, DC.