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Comprehensive Editing. ENG 353. Copyediting vs. Comprehensive editing. Copyediting. Correction—audience won’t be distracted by errors Clarity----audience won’t be disturbed by “noise.” No challenge to writer. Comprehensive Editing. Looks beyond words and sentences Focuses on reader

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copyediting
Copyediting
  • Correction—audience won’t be distracted by errors
  • Clarity----audience won’t be disturbed by “noise.”
  • No challenge to writer
comprehensive editing1
Comprehensive Editing
  • Looks beyond words and sentences
  • Focuses on reader
  • Assesses document as a whole
  • Includes writer interview
  • Includes the establishment of objectives
analysis
Analysis
  • Purpose
  • Readers
  • Uses
evaluation1
Evaluation
  • Content
  • Organization
  • Visual design and navigation
  • Style
  • Illustrations
  • Accessibility
  • Reuse
editing objectives
Editing Objectives
  • Evaluate what is ineffective
  • Establishes what you want to accomplish
review editing plans with writer1
Review Editing Plans with Writer
  • Saves you time if you have misinterpreted something
  • Encourages support
  • Avoids surprises
complete the editing1
Complete the editing
  • Top down
    • Content
    • Organization
    • Visual Design
  • Bottom up
    • Wastes time
    • Distracts you from your goals
evaluate the outcome1
Evaluate the outcome
  • Consider the context
review edited document w writer1
Review edited document w/writer
  • Check on accuracy
  • Further emendations
  • Clarify ambiguous points
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