Editing for Writers

Author: Lois Johnson Rew

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780137490868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 2842

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

View: 6709

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

View: 4767

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.

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

View: 5854

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

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition

How to Edit Yourself Into Print

Author: Renni Browne,Dave King

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062012906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 5066

Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, point of view, interior monologue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Author: Renni Browne,Dave King

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 9937

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

The Yahoo! Style Guide

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

Author: Chris Barr,Yahoo!

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429922166

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 1905

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.

Pells Stern -

Die Company-Kriege, Band 3 - Roman

Author: Carolyn J. Cherryh

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641116287

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 373

Der Company-Krieg beginnt Die raumfahrende Menschheit hat sich entlang des Spiralarms der Galaxis ausgebreitet. In immer größerer Entfernung von der Erde werden Planeten besiedelt, und große Raumstationen dienen als Haltepunkte bei den langen Reisen. Eine davon ist die Station Downbelow, die Pells Stern umkreist. Als die Siedlerwelten jenseits von Pell sich zu einer Union zusammenschließen und gegen die Erdkompanie in den Krieg ziehen, gerät Downbelow in Bedrängnis: Die geschlagene Kompanieflotte zieht sich ins Pell-System zurück. Ihr folgt ein Konvoi aus Frachtschiffen, vollgepfercht mit Flüchtlingen, oft mit mehr Leichen an Bord als Überlebenden. Die Militärs nehmen darauf allerdings keine Rücksicht. Downbelow droht zwischen die Fronten zu geraten, wenn nicht bald etwas passiert ...

The Art of Nonfiction

A Guide for Writers and Readers

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101137291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 7889

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.

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

View: 6927

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.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470530707

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 5153

Provides step by step instructions on everything an aspiring writer needs to know.

Die Frau vom Meer

Schauspiel in fünf Akten

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861991985

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 884

Henrik Ibsen: Die Frau vom Meer. Schauspiel in fünf Akten Fruen fra havet. Entstanden 1888 in München. Erstdruck 1888 bei Gyldendalske Boghandel, Kopenhagen. Uraufführung am 12.2.1889 zeitgleich am Hoftheater in Weimar und am Christiania Theater. Textgrundlage: Sämtliche Werke. Volksausgabe in fünf Bänden. Herausgegeben von Julius Elias und Paul Schlenther. Einzige autorisierte deutsch Ausgabe. S. Fischer, Berlin 1907. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Childe Hassam, Am Meer, 1892. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

You Write It: Graphic Novel

Author: John Hamilton

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617865656

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7697

This title gives children the tools they need to turn their creativity into readable, cohesive stories. Written by award-winning author and screenwriter John Hamilton, You Write It! Lays out for kids the format, organization, and development of a graphic novel. Novice writers of all ages will find this book a detailed yet easy-to-follow guide for turning thoughts and ideas into readable written works. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Agents Directory

The Essential Writer's Reference : Everything You Need to Know to Sell Your Book Or Script

Author: Rachel Vater

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN: 9781578601448

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 2905

Finding the right agent can be a bewildering, frustrating and byzantine process for beginners and experienced writers alike. How do you tell a good agent from a bad agent? What's the best way to approach an agent? What exactly does an agent do? In The Agents Directory, editor-turned-agent Rachel Vater answers these questions and more. Unlike guides that have readers sifting through page after page of listings of agencies that aren't accepting new writers, won't read manuscripts, or will charge money up-front, The Agents Directory offers an exclusive guide to the best literary and script agents looking for new clients. Each listing provides detailed, up-to-date information about the type of work each agent accepts, clients he or she represents, recent sales, contact information, and the best way to submit work. Detailed instructions for writing a query letter, complete with sample queries, help readers make a great impression on an agent. A bonus directory to writing conferences across the US and Canada provides networking opportunities with other writers, agents, and editors. The Agents Directory also includes an extensive list of writer's organizations -- invaluable resources to support a commitment to writing.

Revising and Editing for Translators

Author: Brian Mossop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317662520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 6656

Revising and Editing for Translators provides guidance and learning materials for translation students learning to edit texts written by others, and professional translators wishing to improve their self-revision ability or learning to revise the work of others. Editing is understood as making corrections and improvements to texts, with particular attention to tailoring them to the given readership. Revising is this same task applied to draft translations. The linguistic work of editors and revisers is related to the professional situations in which they work. Mossop offers in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including copyediting, style editing, structural editing, checking for consistency, revising procedures and principles, and translation quality assessment. This third edition provides extended coverage of computer aids for revisers, and of the different degrees of revision suited to different texts. The inclusion of suggested activities and exercises, numerous real-world examples, a proposed grading scheme for editing assignments, and a reference glossary make this an indispensable coursebook for professional translation programmes.

The Merriam-Webster concise handbook for writers

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877796022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 4579

This essential writer's tool can guide you from rough draft to finished work with its clear explanations of the conventions and techniques for using punctuation, capitalizing words, forming plurals and possessives, preparing footnotes and bibliographies, copyediting, proofreading, and more.