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ERIC Number: EJ1005675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
ETC 408/508: Technical Editing
Charlton, Michael
Composition Studies, v41 n1 p101-112 Spr 2013
ETC 408/508: Technical Editing is a cross-listed undergraduate and graduate course at Missouri Western State University, an open admissions public university with approximately 6,000 students. 508 is an elective course for students in the Master of Applied Arts in Written Communication degree and highly recommended for those in the Technical Communication and Writing Studies options. 408 is a required course for students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in English with a Technical Communication emphasis. Prior to Fall 2011 the course's content had been combined with an existing undergraduate course in technical documentation (ETC 420). This was also the first semester it was taught for graduate credit. The program's website describes the course as emphasizing "the role of the editor in organizational settings, including creating successful writer/editor collaboration" ("Course Descriptions"). Stated course objectives include "practice in editing documents for grammar, syntax, organization, style, emphasis, document design, graphics, and user-centered design" ("Course Descriptions"). An unstated course objective for this semester was teaching future composition instructors strategies for responding to student writing and dealing with "correctness" issues.
University of Winnipeg. Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-786-9001; Fax: 204-774-4134; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri