by AElfwine Mischler
Hart, Geoff. 2016. Effective Onscreen Editing: New Tools for an Old Profession (3rd ed.). Diaskeuasis Publishing, 827 p. (PDF version).
Whether Word has ever tempted you to smash your computer or you just want to do some word processing task more quickly, you need this book.
Geoff Hart published the first edition of Effective Onscreen Editing nearly ten years ago. It was so popular that he wrote a second edition and has now produced a third. Continue reading
By Francis Bao
Technical writers always want their work to be recognized by the audience. Technical writing and editing skills are highly associated with each other. Effective editing will help make bad writing good and good writing better. Experienced editors will catch both factual and grammatical errors in copy before it is published, preventing embarrassment, additional costs, and possible legal action. Follow these simple steps to improve your editing skills. Continue reading
By Christina Vasilevski
Frequently Asked Questions. If customers ask certain questions so often that your company requires a dedicated FAQ page, the answers should be so obvious that they write themselves, right?
Not quite. Continue reading
I have been pondering technical editing processes. Most notably, as I play on my iPad putting together jigsaw puzzles made from my favorite vacation photos, I have pondered whether most technical editors like putting together jigsaw puzzles.
Avon J. Murphy
During more than 17 years as Book Review Editor for Technical Communication, I enjoyed the opportunity to learn a good deal. Much of this acquired wisdom comes down to four lessons that have made my life easier and might help those of you who decide to work on a journal such as ours.