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Technical Editing:
The Practical Guide For Editors And Writers (Hewlett-Packard Press)

by Judith Tarutz

ISBN 0201563568 / 9780201563566 / 0-201-56356-8
Publisher Basic Books
Language English
Edition Softcover
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At last, direct from the trenches, heres the book technical editors have been waiting for. Unlike other guides which review grammar and spellingóbut dont address the special challenges of technical editingóthis lively, practical book deals with the real-world problems, issues, and decisions that face technical editors and writers.In this book youll get tips for preparing a style guide technical writers will want to use. Youll find checklists of what to look for during different types of editorial reviews, learn how to make the transition from traditional to desktop publishing, and see how you can build true usability into printed and online documentation. Enhanced by real examples, case studies, and practical techniques, these flexible and pragmatic solutions go far beyond the mechanics of marking up manuscripts. You get guidance that will help you decide how heavily to edit, how to manage and track large projects, and even how to position yourself for the future when software will handle the copy editing.Whether you edit technical documentation for a living, write technical material, or review the work of others, this book helps you improve your skills and your understanding of the technical editing function.