The Editor’s Toolkit

Editing in the workplace is a masterful blend of expertise and diplomacy. It requires an eye for detail on the one hand, and a wide-angle view of overall structure on the other.

This two-day course covers both ends of that spectrum, exposing editors to the techniques for clear coherent revision of their colleagues’ documentation. The course views editing as an essential component of quality assurance in the documentation process, fundamental to an understanding of the reader as a demanding customer.

Who Should Attend

  • Practicing editors looking for a logical set of criteria to use as the tools of their trade.
  • Those interested in moving from the writing function to that of editor.

Course Topics
In this two-day workshop, you will learn to

  • use the writing process as the basis for strategic revisions as the document evolves
  • apply standard editing practices that shorten turnaround time
  • get involved in key points in the writing process
  • encourage the writer’s acceptance of your suggestions for changes to the document
  • apply current standards for phrasing, sentence structure, and word usage
  • practice sound proofreading techniques
  • apply the standards for copyright and trademark declaration

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