The Craft Of Editing: A Guide For Managers, Scientists, And Engineers by Michael AlleyThe Craft Of Editing: A Guide For Managers, Scientists, And Engineers by Michael Alley

The Craft Of Editing: A Guide For Managers, Scientists, And Engineers

byMichael Alley

Paperback | December 21, 1999

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Designed for all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms, this book helps readers become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, theses, journal articles, and reports that cross their desks and which need approving, grading, or reviewing. Written by the author of the best-selling "Craft of Scientific Writing", the guide deals with the subject in a refreshing way and includes a large number of enlightening examples and stories.
Title:The Craft Of Editing: A Guide For Managers, Scientists, And EngineersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 21, 1999Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387989641

ISBN - 13:9780387989648

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Editing: Where Do You Begin?- When the Pencils Are Blue.- When the Rules Are Gray.- Common Types of Edits.- Reducing the Friction Editing.- Editing: the Big Picture.- Appendix: One Hundred Problems of Style.- Glossary of Editing Terms.- References.- Index.

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Being the person sitting in the editor’s chair, red pen in hand, ready to start working your magic on a transcript can be a tricky and stressful job. Not only do you have to worry about catching all the grammatical and style errors, but you must cope with an unhappy author who’s not at all impressed with your “improvements.” Michael Alley discusses all of the common problems that fall into the laps of editors, instructors, managers and reviewers who are asked to improve, evaluate and approve someone else’s writing. The Craft of Editing offers advice on dealing with authors as well as coping with the problems that often arise when a manuscript must make it through several different editors.