Developmental Editing

A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers

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Author: Scott Norton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226595161

Category: Reference

Page: 252

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Editing is a tricky business. It requires analytical flair and creative panache, the patience of a saint and the vision of a writer. Transforming a manuscript into a book that edifies, inspires, and sells? That’s the job of the developmental editor, whose desk is the first stop for many manuscripts on the road to bookdom—a route ably mapped out in the pages of Developmental Editing. Author Scott Norton has worked with a diverse range of authors, editors, and publishers, and his handbook provides an approach to developmental editing that is logical, collaborative, humorous, and realistic. He starts with the core tasks of shaping the proposal, finding the hook, and building the narrative or argument, and then turns to the hard work of executing the plan and establishing a style. Developmental Editing includes detailed case studies featuring a variety of nonfiction books—election-year polemic, popular science, memoir, travel guide—and authors ranging from first-timer to veteran, journalist to scholar. Handy sidebars offer advice on how to become a developmental editor, create effective illustration programs, and adapt sophisticated fiction techniques (such as point of view, suspense, plotting, character, and setting) to nonfiction writing. Norton’s book also provides freelance copyeditors with a way to earn higher fees while introducing more creativity into their work lives. It gives acquisitions, marketing, and production staff a vocabulary for diagnosing a manuscript’s flaws and techniques for transforming it into a bestseller. And perhaps most importantly, Developmental Editing equips authors with the concrete tools they need to reach their audiences.

Read Me First!

A Style Guide for the Computer Industry

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Author: Sun Technical Publications

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131428997

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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bull; The must-have reference for every technical writer, editor, and documentation manager bull; Provides all the information you need to document hardware, software, or other computer products bull; Written by award-winning documentation experts at Sun Technical Publications, Read Me First! is the most comprehensive guide to creating documentation that is clear, consistent, and easy to understand

Information Development

Managing Your Documentation Projects, Portfolio, and People

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Author: JoAnn T. Hackos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470116757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

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A revolutionary new resource that brings documentation product management ideas up to date The 1994 bestselling classic Managing Your Documentation Projects set the industry standard for technical documentation. However, since then, much has changed in the world of information development. With this new title, JoAnn Hackos looks beyond the structured project of the 1980s and 1990s. Instead, she focuses on the rapidly changing projects of the 21st century and addresses how to introduce agile information development without neglecting the central focus of planning information design and development around the needs of information users. As an information-development manager, you are expected to reduce costs and project time, do more work with fewer resources and less money, and increase the value of the information you deliver. Recognizing this, Hackos has carefully designed this book to help you do precisely that. She helps you make strategic decisions about information development and directs the discussion of project management toward smarter decision-making. An update of the original 1994 Information Process Maturity Model (IPMM) presents you with a method by which you can compare the state of your organization to others, evaluate your current status, and then consider what is necessary in order to move to the next level. Information Development offers a completely new look at best practices for all phases of the document development lifecycle, including: Managing a corporate information portfolio Evaluating process maturity Partnering with customers and developing user scenarios Developing team effectiveness and collaboration Planning and monitoring information projects Managing translation and production Evaluating project performance Managing for quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness The companion Web site includes electronic versions of the templates and checklists featured in the book. Wiley Technology Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/

Editors on Editing

What Writers Need to Know about what Editors Do

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Author: Gerald Gross

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

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Essays discuss writers' conferences, editing for specific markets, the role of the editorial assistant, and editing specific genres

Three Types of Editors: Developmental Editor, Copyeditor, and Substantive Editor

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Author: Eric Reeder

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1880407736

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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There are many types of editors. With all the different kinds of editing that exist and all the various words to classify varieties of editing and editors, it can be difficult to know exactly what certain terms mean. It is definitely challenging for authors in need of editing services to determine what differing sorts of editors do or what varied categories of editing entail. Even for editors, it can be difficult sometimes to distinguish exactly what various editors do. In this booklet, we are going to examine three distinct kinds of editors, specifically copyeditors (also written as “copy editors”), developmental editors, and substantive editors.

Advancing Professional Nursing Practice

Relationship-Based Care and the ANA Standards of Professional Nursing Practice

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Author: Margaret M Glembocki

Publisher: Creative Health Care Management

ISBN: 1886624720

Category: Medical

Page: 466

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In this important book, stories of unit and practice transformations deepen the clinician's understanding of how both Relationship-Based Care and the American Nurses Association Standards of Professional Nursing Practice can be harnessed to strengthen a professional culture. Stories in which the patient and family experience is elevated by the nurses who care for them will remind readers of not only the purpose and meaning of their work, but its power to transform lives.

Managing Your Documentation Projects

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Author: JoAnn T. Hackos

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471590996

Category: Computers

Page: 656

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Practical, authoritative, and the first comprehensive guide tomanaging every phase of your publication project. The only bookdevoted exclusively to technical publication project management,Managing Your Documentation Projects arms you with provenstrategies and techniques for producing high-quality, extremelyusable documentation, while cutting cost and time-to-market. Dr.JoAnn T. Hackos, a top documentation design and project managementconsultant to major corporations, including IBM andHewlett-Packard, shares with you the fruit of her more than 15years of experience in the field. She gives you: * Clear-cut, rational guidelines to managing every phase of theproject from planning and development, through production,distribution, and project evaluation * Scores of usable templates, checklists, summaries, andforms * Dozens of real-life case studies and scenarios taken from theauthor's extensive experience at top corporations * Techniques applicable to virtually all fields ofdocumentation Managing Your Documentation Projects was designed to function as acomprehensive guide for new managers and a daily tool of survivalfor veterans. It is also an invaluable resource for technicalwriters, editors, graphic designers, consultants, and anyone calledupon to produce high-quality technical documentation on time andwithin budget. JOANN T. HACKOS, PhD, is President of ComtechServices, Inc., an information/design firm in Denver, Colorado andSan Jose, California. She is also president of JoAnn Hackos &Associates, Inc., a strategic planning and management consultingfirm. In 1993, she served as president of the Society for TechnicalCommunication (STC) and is a frequent conference keynote speaker onsuch topics as quality and usability of products and services, theimportance of meeting the needs of the customer, and projectmanagement.

Essentials of Economics

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Author: N. Gregory Mankiw

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538453087

Category: Education

Page: 592

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ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, became a best seller after its introduction and continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. Instructors found it the perfect complement to their teaching. A text by a superb writer and economist that stressed the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail was a formula that was quickly imitated, but has yet to be matched. The sixth edition features a strong revision of content in all twenty-four chapters. Dozens of new applications emphasize the real-world relevance of economics for today's students through interesting news articles, realistic case studies, and engaging problems. The premier ancillary package is the most extensive in the industry, using a team of instructors/preparers that have been with the project since the first edition. The text material is again fully integrated into Aplia, the best-selling online homework solution. I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy. N. Gregory Mankiw. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Technical Communicator's Handbook

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Author: Dan Richard Jones

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 449

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This quick and easy reference discusses the basic knowledge and skills that are essential for effective technical communication. Jones (English, U. of Central Florida) covers about 300 topics and explores a range of possibilities for creating various documents. He covers not only technical documents

Principles of Microeconomics

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Author: N. Gregory Mankiw

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538453044

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 9754

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS, Sixth Edition, became a best seller after its introduction and continues to be the most popular and widely used text in the economics classroom. Instructors found it the perfect complement to their teaching. A text by a superb writer and economist that stressed the most important concepts without overwhelming students with an excess of detail was a formula that was quickly imitated, but has yet to be matched. The sixth edition features a strong revision of content in all twenty-two chapters. Dozens of new applications emphasize the real-world relevance of economics for today's students through interesting news articles, realistic case studies, and engaging problems. The premier ancillary package is the most extensive in the industry, using a team of instructors/preparers that have been with the project since the first edition. The text material is again fully integrated into Aplia, the best-selling online homework solution. I have tried to put myself in the position of someone seeing economics for the first time. My goal is to emphasize the material that students should and do find interesting about the study of the economy.-N. Gregory Mankiw. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.