After reading a grammar textbook, I have been pondering how well technical editors need to know grammar. How much grammar must they know to edit the information, but also how much must they know to help their writers improve their writing ability?
One of the topics that we cover in our Technical Editing Fundamentals certificate course is rhetoric. My co-presenter, Linda Oestreich, humors me and lets me have 5 minutes to cover the basics of why I feel rhetoric is one of the fundamental principles of technical editing.
The official newsletter of the STC Technical Editing SIG, Corrigo, is almost 13 years old. It began as a hard-copy mailed newsletter and most recently has been published in a wiki format. Over the years, we’ve published an impressive array of articles on a wide range of topics. Because I don’t think the great content in Corrigo is as visible as it deserves to be, I’ve been looking for a way to showcase it and make past content more visible and accessible.