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Technical Editing

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Takes a comprehensive approach to editing, defining editorial responsibility in terms of information design and the overall effectiveness of a document, not only the correctness achieved through sentence-level editing. This book includes a chapter on electronic editing and a chapter on editing in global contexts.
Paperback, 470 pages
Published July 31st 2001 by Longman Publishing Group (first published May 1991)
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Ben H.
Apr 14, 2016 Ben H. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite informative, but extremely expensive.
Rachel Ramirez
A book on Technical Editing that has a nice amount of details on jobs and the importance of technical editing. The visuals on markups were also useful since I was ignorant on some of them. The information is quite useful but it can turn into dull reading after a while. This is not a book to read for fun but to learn!

The biggest downside would have to be that if a person learning about technical editing wanted to read this book by themselves (yes some if us truly exist) then they'd never know the
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Taylor Devarie
Jul 25, 2015 Taylor Devarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent textbook on all aspects of Technical Editing, from working in a publishing house to working on contract individually, from copyediting conventions to general project management. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in building skills and broadening areas of expertise as a professional editor. Currently rereading it (and I'm sure it'd be an excellent reference for the advanced editor - I'll let you know in a decade, haha).
Becky
This was the assigned text for a class I am taking in Technical Editing. I thought it was just OK. It did contain useful and important information that was presented fairly well. I don't have other related books to compare it too but it was a bit dry.
Su
Dec 19, 2014 Su rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I don't usually give more than three stars to textbooks, if that tells you how useful this one is! I've never met Dr. Rude, but I can confirm from experience that Dr. Eaton is an extraordinary professor and knows her stuff. I would take this class every semester if I could.
Daniela
This was the assigned text for a class I am taking in Technical Editing. I thought it was just OK. It did contain useful and important information that was presented fairly well. I don't have other related books to compare it too but it was a bit dry.
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Covers the bases.
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