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English 475. Editing Technical Publications. What’s this course all about?. Editing the content, organization, format, style, and mechanics of documents Managing the production cycle of documents Discovering and learning microcomputer software applications for technical editing tasks.

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english 475

English 475

Editing Technical Publications

what s this course all about
What’s this course all about?
  • Editing the content, organization, format, style, and mechanics of documents
  • Managing the production cycle of documents
  • Discovering and learning microcomputer software applications for technical editing tasks
what will i learn
What will I learn?
  • How to edit a variety of types of documents found in many work settings:
    • Policies and procedures
    • Newsletters or brochures
    • Reports
    • Documentation
    • Manuscripts
  • Copyediting skills, with emphasis on
    • Spelling
    • Capitalization
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation
what will i learn1
What will I learn?
  • Substantive editing skills with emphasis on:
    • Style
    • Organization
    • Format
  • Computer-assisted writing and editing skills, online editing abilities, and how to use software appropriate to such tasks
what skills will i develop
What skills will I develop?
  • Collaborative writing and editing strategies
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with research on technical editing and technical books useful to the technical editor
what skills will i develop1
What skills will I develop?
  • Competency in editing tasks involving markup languages
  • Documentation skills
  • Production management skills
what equipment do i need
What equipment do I need?
  • For PC and Mac Users…
    • A working email address
    • 56 kbps modem, DSL or Cable
    • Internet connection via an Internet Service Provider (MSN, Charter, EarthLink, Net Zero, etc)
    • Internet Explorer 5.0 through 6 with Service Packor Netscape Navigator with:
          • Java
          • Adobe Acrobat
          • Real One Player
          • Flash Player
    • Monitor capable of 800 X 600 resolution
    • Sound Card and speakers/headphones
    • CD drive, DVD Drive, or CD-RW drive
  • And…
what equipment do i need1
What equipment do I need?
  • For PC…
    • Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP
    • Microsoft Office 97, 2000, XP, or 2003(Standard Version includes at least Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • For Mac…
    • OS 9 or OS X
    • Microsoft Office: Mac, v.XStandard Version includes at least Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
want to take english 475
Want to take English 475?
  • Check the Technical Communication Schedule for dates and times.
  • Prospective online students, read the Online Course FAQ & Instructions.