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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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Comprehensive editing

Comprehensive Editing

ENG 353


Copyediting vs comprehensive editing

Copyediting vs. Comprehensive editing


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


Comp editing process

Comp. Editing Process

  • Analysis


Analysis

Analysis

  • Purpose

  • Readers

  • Uses


Evaluation

Evaluation


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Evaluation

  • Content

  • Organization

  • Visual design and navigation

  • Style

  • Illustrations

  • Accessibility

  • Reuse


Establish editing objectives

Establish editing objectives

  • ---


Editing objectives

Editing Objectives

  • Evaluate what is ineffective

  • Establishes what you want to accomplish


Review editing plans with writer

Review Editing Plans with Writer


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Review Editing Plans with Writer

  • Saves you time if you have misinterpreted something

  • Encourages support

  • Avoids surprises


Complete the editing

Complete the editing


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Complete the editing

  • Top down

    • Content

    • Organization

    • Visual Design

  • Bottom up

    • Wastes time

    • Distracts you from your goals


Evaluate the outcome

Evaluate the outcome


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Evaluate the outcome

  • Consider the context


Review edited document w writer

Review edited document w/writer


Review edited document w writer1

Review edited document w/writer

  • Check on accuracy

  • Further emendations

  • Clarify ambiguous points


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