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Guide to Technical Editing

Discussion, Dictionary, and Exercises

Anne Eisenberg

Publication Date - April 1992

ISBN: 9780195063066

192 pages
6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches


This unique new handbook will be an essential resource for writers, working scientists, engineers, and technical professionals for whom English is not a first language. The only book of its kind, Guide to Technical Editing shows how to edit technical writing for accuracy, clarity, and grammar. The workbook provides practical exercises for editing abstracts and presenting technical information from the reader's point of view, and includes a technical editor's glossary with stylebook entries as well as common terms.


"My work as a technical writer and editor has made me aware of my students' need to relate to the technical writing world....Includes 'real world' problems and solutions....Invaluable to those who will soon be working in a technically oriented world."--Judy Lange, Chapman University

"I'm particularly impressed by the exercises."--Joyce M. Rothschild, Auburn University

"Excellent use of text and graphics. I particularly found the dictionary format easy to follow. Very 'user friendly'"!--Jack Hutson, Lewis-Clark State College

Table of Contents

    1. Edit for organization that shows main points and significance
    2. Edit for titles, headings, and subheadings that mark main points and their order
    3. Edit for definitions crucial to reader understanding
    4. Edit for a concise, consistent style
    5. Edit for tables that display data vividly and concisely
    6. Edit for figures that identify and explain
    7. Edit for completeness, accuracy, and consistency

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