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Technical Editing

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    Carolyn D. Rude(Author)

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Discusses in detail the governing principles and specific techniques of copyediting, substantive editing, management and production.

CAROLYN RUDE teaches professional writing and chairs the Department of English at Virginia Tech. Before becoming a professor, she worked as a technical writer and editor. She is past president and fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. She is also a fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and winner of its Jay R. Gould Award for excellence in teaching. She believes that understanding editing has enhanced her administrative work, not just because of required writing and document design but also because of the focus of comprehensive editing on readers and purposes, reading styles, and project management.   ANGELA EATON ([email protected]) is an Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Her research interests include technical editing, grant writing, and technical communication practices and pedagogies. She is the owner of the technical editing and grant writing firm Angela Eaton & Associates, LLC, is a member of the Association of the Teachers of Technical Writing, and is a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication . She was the 2005-2006 winner of the Society for Technical Communication's $10,000 Research Award. Her research has been published in Technical Communication, Business Communication Quarterly, and three edited collections.   --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 400 pages
  • Carolyn D. Rude(Author)
  • Wadsworth Pub Co; 1st edition edition (May 1991)
  • English
  • 9
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  • By Barb on July 17, 2017

    Delivery was fast and the product was just as expected! Thanks!

  • By Rachel on August 23, 2017

    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 answers to the questions at the end of each chapter. The only way I was able to see about solving this problem was by taking a class at university that used this book and asking my professor. Another option is buying the teacher package that had the answers to the questions online but that's more money spent.My feelings are mixed on this book but I can tell the authors researched and carefully decided on what topics they wanted included in this book. The effort is much appreciated ladies.

  • By A customer on February 11, 1997

    Dr. Rude did a masterful job of explaining the concepts behind good writing. Reading this book improves your entire writing process by teaching the reader what he should not do when constructing any component within a document, be it a sentence, paragraph, chapter, etc.It also provides an excellent reference for copy editing symbols, defines the various levels of editing, and defines the roles that writers, editors, and publishers should have.Overall, Technical Editing has done more to improve my writing than all other writing books combine. It is a must have for your reference library and excellent for classroom instruction

  • By Laura Coley on January 18, 2017

    This book came damaged and was bought new!

  • By Ten Thousand Monkeys on December 9, 2010

    A thorough book, but much of the content seems very out of touch with the professional editor's environment and needs. There's a somewhat dated feel to the writing, and when it speaks with about "how things work" in the editing world, it's often wrong. However--parts are useful reference, and a beginner might find several parts useful for some basic understanding of editing. Don't buy this book to learn how to be a technical editor, though.

  • By Christine M. Sigman on July 22, 2007

    Carolyn Rude's Technical Editing (fourth edition) is a solid, comprehensive volume equally suitable as a textbook or a desktop reference. It attempts to support the writer or editor of technical prose in the collaborative process of shaping rough text into a polished and accurate final product. Its scope is ambitious, ranging from exercises in proofreading hard copy using standard markup symbols to explorations of the legal and ethical ramifications of technical prose.I like the way that the author captures the real-world constraints that editors face: there is never enough time, content will never be perfect, and tradeoffs frequently need to be made. Just as important as his or her attention to details and standards are an editor's ability to compromise and work collaboratively with writers. In this regard, Dr. Rude's book stands in for an editing coach.I am not familiar with the earlier versions of Dr. Rude's book, so I don't know when the sections related to online editing and website editing were added. Sometimes the grafting of this content seems a bit clumsy; likewise, some of the content on laying out text for a typesetter seems dated. Even so, this book offers good and lasting value.

  • By Brittany on December 31, 2012

    I'm a Technical Communication/Editing grad student. This will be on my shelf for years to come. Definitely won't be selling this one back.

  • By Leesa on December 2, 2014

    It lives up to the name. This book offers many examples and is a good resource.

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