Editing for Writers

Author: Lois Johnson Rew

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780137490868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

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Based on interviews with actual workplace writers and editors, this unique text/workbook teaches editing approaches and skills that writers can apply to their own or others' documents. Outlines a process to identify and solve problems and helps readers develop the ability to explain their editing decisions. Features 136 different kinds of exercises. Contains special chapters on editing on-line documentation, graphics, document design, and on international and intercultural issues, as well as 16 different checklists that can be applied to developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. For anyone interested in editing or copyediting; professional, technical, science, business, or nursing writing; or nonfiction writing.

Writing and Editing for Digital Media

Author: Brian Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351796496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Writing and Editing for Digital Media teaches students how to write effectively for digital spaces—whether writing for an app, crafting a story for a website, blogging, or using social media to expand the conversation. The lessons and exercises in each chapter help students build a solid understanding of the ways that digital communication has introduced opportunities for dynamic storytelling and multi-directional communication. With this accessible guide and accompanying website, students learn not only to create content, but also to become careful, creative managers of that content. Updated with contemporary examples and pedagogy, including examples from the 2016 presidential election, and an expanded look at using social media, the third edition broadens its scope, helping digital writers and editors in all fields, including public relations, marketing, and social media management. Based on Brian Carroll's extensive experience teaching a course of the same name, this revised and updated edition pays particular attention to opportunities presented by the growth of social media and mobile media. Chapters aim to: Assist digital communicators in understanding the socially networked, increasingly mobile, always-on, geomapped, personalized media ecosystems; Teach communicators to approach storytelling from a multimedia, multi-modal, interactive perspective; Provide the basic skill sets of the digital writer and editor, skill sets that transfer across all media and most communication and media industries, and to do so in specifically journalistic and public relations contexts; Help communicators to put their audiences first by focusing attention on user experience, user behavior, and engagement with their user bases; Teach best practices in the areas of social media strategy, management, and use.

Editing for Today's Newsroom

New Perspectives for a Changing Profession

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317785096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Through anecdotes, history, and analysis, this book offers sound advice to prepare prospective editors for the full range of their duties: editing copy, determining what is news, understanding graphics and design, directing coverage, managing people, and coping with a spectrum of ethical and legal dilemmas.

2012 Guide to Professional Services for Writers

Comprehensive contact information for freelance editors, proofreaders, self publishers, and other service providers used by writers

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599636069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

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From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for romance writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new romantic fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for, who to contact, how to reach them, and what their terms are. Each entry also comes with special insider tips for getting their attention. You want to get your romance published? Start by looking here.

Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

Author: Michelle Carey,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Deirdre Longo,Eric Radzinski,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133119025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

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The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication—Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and More Direct from IBM’s own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You’ll master today’s best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage Includes Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere Streamlining information for mobile delivery Helping users right where they are Whether you’re a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updated Extensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistance Updated practical guidelines and checklists Hundreds of new examples

The Yahoo! Style Guide

The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World

Author: Yahoo!,Chris Barr

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429922166

Category: Reference

Page: 528

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WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter The Yahoo! Style Guide. From Yahoo!, a leader in online content and one of the most visited Internet destinations in the world, comes the definitive reference on the essential elements of Web style for writers, editors, bloggers, and students. With topics that range from the basics of grammar and punctuation to Web-specific ways to improve your writing, this comprehensive resource will help you: - Shape your text for online reading - Construct clear and compelling copy - Write eye-catching and effective headings - Develop your site's unique voice - Streamline text for mobile users - Optimize webpages to boost your chances of appearing in search results - Create better blogs and newsletters - Learn easy fixes for your writing mistakes - Write clear user-interface text This essential sourcebook—based on internal editorial practices that have helped Yahoo! writers and editors for the last fifteen years—is now at your fingertips.

Die das Leben lieben

Roman

Author: Erich Segal

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104029059

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Vom Autor der ›Love Story‹: Vier junge Mediziner stellen sich den Prüfungen des Lebens! Die harte Ausbildung an der Harvard Medical School schweißt sie zusammen: Die angehenden Ärzte Barney, Laura, Bennett und Seth. Während der Afroamerikaner Bennett sich den Vorurteilen des weißen Establishments ausgesetzt sieht, macht der brillante Seth Karriere. Laura, die Traumfrau ihrer Kommilitonen, und der beliebte Barney werden bald ein Paar. Als sie schließlich ein Kind bekommen, scheint ihr Glück perfekt. Doch es erkrankt schwer, und die medizinischen Fähigkeiten der Freunde reichen nicht aus, um es zu retten – das einzige, was noch helfen würde, wäre ein Wunder ...

The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Author: Robert M. Ritter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198662396

Category: Reference

Page: 404

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This book aims to provide a one-stop reference with comprehensive and helpful advice on a very broad range of issues encountered when writing or editing, either professionally or whilst studying. A completely expanded, revised, and updated version of the first edition, it presents the house style of Oxford University Press, drawing on the experience of the Dictionary Department and the Presss in-house academic desk editors. It gives clear advice on common spelling difficulties, names ofpeople and places, foreign words and phrases, abbreviations, and broad aspects of usage, including capitalization and punctuation.

Suspense

oder Wie man einen Thriller schreibt

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760209X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Wie man einen Thriller schreibt – wer wüsste das besser als die Meisterin des subtilen Terrors und der Banalität des alltäglichen Schreckens? Patricia Highsmith lässt sich über die Schulter schauen, sie hat ein Werkstattbuch geschrieben für alle, die selbst schreiben oder nur wissen wollen, warum sie vom Werk dieser Autorin so gefesselt sind.

Wort für Wort oder Die Kunst, ein gutes Buch zu schreiben

Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442416646

Category:

Page: 350

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Talent, Leidenschaft und Disziplin - das sind laut Elizabeth George die drei Eigenschaften, ohne die eine literarische Karriere nicht denkbar ist. In diesem faszinierenden Buch beweist die Bestsellerautorin George, dass sie nicht nur über profunde Einblicke in das Handwerk des Schreibens verfügt, sondern dieses Wissen auch so anschaulich und unterhaltsam vermitteln kann, wie es nur eine große Geschichtenerzählerin zu tun vermag ... Akribische Recherche, präziser Spannungsaufbau und höchste psychologische Raffinesse zeichnen die Bücher der Amerikanerin Elizabeth George aus. Ihre Fälle sind stets detailgenaue Porträts unserer Zeit und ihrer Gesellschaft. Elizabeth George, die lange an der Universität "Creative Writing"lehrte, lebt heute auf Whidbey Island im Bundesstaat Washington, USA. Ihre Bücher sind allesamt internationale Bestseller, die sofort nach Erscheinen nicht nur die Spitzenplätze der deutschen Verkaufscharts erklimmen. Ihre Lynley-Havers-Romane wurden von der BBC verfilmt und auch im deutschen Fernsehen mit großem Erfolg ausgestrahlt.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Author: Renni Browne,Dave King

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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Covers characterization, exposition, point of view, dialogue, proportion, and voice

Developing online content

the principles of writing and editing for the Web

Author: Irene Hammerich,Claire Harrison

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 3882

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An all-in-one resource on writing, organizing, and delivering Web content After nearly a decade of experimentation, Web professionals now know that bells and whistles alone do not make a successful Web site. More than anything, strong and seamlessly integrated content attracts customers and keeps them coming back. Coauthored by a new media development expert and an award-winning writer, this book arms professionals with a complete blueprint and a set of best practices for writing, organizing, and delivering Web content. A one-stop resource for Webmasters, content developers, project managers, and editors, it covers all the bases-from key technical considerations to the principles of professional copywriting. Companion Web site includes resource listings and updates.

The IBM Style Guide

Conventions for Writers and Editors

Author: Francis DeRespinis,Peter Hayward,Jana Jenkins,Amy Laird,Leslie McDonald,Eric Radzinski

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132118947

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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The IBM Style Guide distills IBM wisdom for developing superior content: information that is consistent, clear, concise, and easy to translate. The IBM Style Guide can help any organization improve and standardize content across authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations. This expert guide contains practical guidance on topic-based writing, writing content for different media types, and writing for global audiences. Throughout, the authors illustrate the guidance with many examples of correct and incorrect usage. Writers and editors will find authoritative guidance on issues ranging from structuring information to writing usable procedures to presenting web addresses to handling cultural sensitivities. The guidelines cover these topics: Using language and grammar to write clearly and consistently Applying punctuation marks and special characters correctly Formatting, organizing, and structuring information so that it is easy to find and use Using footnotes, cross-references, and links to point readers to valuable, related information Presenting numerical information clearly Documenting computer interfaces to make it easy for users to achieve their goals Writing for diverse audiences, including guidelines for improving accessibility Preparing clear and effective glossaries and indexes The IBM Style Guide can help any organization or individual create and manage content more effectively. The guidelines are especially valuable for businesses that have not previously adopted a corporate style guide, for anyone who writes or edits for IBM as an employee or outside contractor, and for anyone who uses modern approaches to information architecture.

The Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist

A Book for Writers, Teachers, Publishers, Editors and Anyone Else Devoted to Fictoin

Author: Thomas McCormack

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312114671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This book talks about how to plan, write and revise a novel. It describes the sensibility and art required, and it conveys concrete, practical elements of craft. It details how to structure the novel, choose the characters, drive the story, diagnose narrative ailments, and find and apply specific remedies. McCormack is constructive at every level--from individual word choice, up to the over-arching total effect of the novel. Included in full are the author's often-excerpted attack on the notion of "theme" and his innovative analysis of the act of art itself.

The Art of Nonfiction

A Guide for Writers and Readers

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101137291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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A remarkable series of lectures on the art of creating effective nonfiction by one of the 20th century's most profound writers and thinkers--now available for the first time in print. Culled from sixteen informal lectures Ayn Rand delivered to a select audience in the late 1960s, this remarkable work offers indispensable guidance to the aspiring writer of nonfiction while providing readers with a fascinating discourse on art and creation. Based on the concept that the ability to create quality nonfiction is a skill that can be learned like any other, The Art of Nonfiction takes readers through the writing process, step-by-step, providing insightful observations and invaluable techniques along the way. In these edited transcripts, Rand discusses the psychological aspects of writing, and the different roles played by the conscious and unconscious minds. From choosing a subject to polishing a draft to mastering an individual writing style--for authors of theoretical works or those leaning toward journalistic reporting--this crucial resource introduces the words and ideas of one of our most enduring authors to a new generation.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung