Slide 1 Technical and Professional Editing Editing: A thumbnail of the Big Picture From Rude, Carolyn. Technical Editing, 4 th ed. Slide 2 Editors: Define the need, purpose, and scope of the document Work with writers and subject matter experts Review the text for completeness, accuracy, visual design, and overall effectiveness Slide 3 Reader(s)Writer(s) Editor(s) Text Slide 4 WriterEditor Why do editors work with writers? Slide 5 The Product Team Client Project Manager Instructional Designers Programmers Graphic Artist Editor Writers Slide 6 Editorial Functions and Responsibilities Text Editing: Making text complete, accurate, correct, comprehensible, usable, and appropriate for the readers Preparing documents for publication Slide 7 Types of text editing: Comprehensive editing: Editor shares responsibility with writer for content and usability Basic Copyediting: Editor checks for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar; for consistency in mechanics; and for accuracy and completeness Slide 8 Discussion and Application Why technical editing? What questions/comments do you have?