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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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