The Craft of Editing

Author: Michael Alley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461212049
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed for all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms, this book helps readers become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, theses, journal articles, and reports that cross their desks and which need approving, grading, or reviewing. Written by the author of the best-selling "Craft of Scientific Writing", the guide deals with the subject in a refreshing way and includes a large number of enlightening examples and stories.

The Craft of Editing

Author: Adnan Mahmutovic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429957165
Format: PDF
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The Craft of Editing offers a rare insight into the unique dynamic between author and editor. In this illuminating book, Lucy Durneen and Adnan Mahmutovic lead a cohort of industry experts to bring transparency to the mystique that often surrounds the craft and practice of editing. Using genuine case studies from published works – including annotated manuscripts – this book prepares writers for potential dialogue and critique from editors. The Craft of Editing follows the journey from rough draft to publication, an essential part of any writing experience, while showing the singular and authentic approach each editor takes. Using original pitches, debates, emails, and instant messages to shed light on the collaboration between authors and editors, The Craft of Editing is an indispensable tool to creative writers and students alike.

Language Planning and Policy

Author: Anthony Liddicoat
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847690637
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Language problems potentially exist at all levels of human activity, including he local contaxts of communities & institutions. This volume explores the ways in which language planning works as a local activity in a wide variety of contexts around the world & deals with a wide range of language planning issues.

Communicating Science

Author: Pierre Laszlo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540319204
Format: PDF
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Do you have new and interesting – even outstanding – results that you wish to be recognized by your scientific colleagues, or understood by the public? Do you want to convey your ideas to policy decision makers? Communicating Science is the book to consult. Separate sections offer advice on reaching peers, the general public or decision makers. Each of these main parts includes two subsections, Guidelines and Genres, with entries arranged in alphabetical order. This book will be useful to anyone having to convert scientific data into an easily intelligible and interesting narrative.

Eloquent Science

Author: David Schultz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1935704036
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mary Grace Soccio. My writing could not please this kindhearted woman, no matter how hard I tried. Although Gifed and Talented seventh-grade math posed no problem for me, the same was not true for Mrs. Soccio’s English class. I was frustrated that my frst assignment only netted me a C. I worked harder, making re- sion afer revision, a concept I had never really put much faith in before. At last, I produced an essay that seemed the apex of what I was capable of wr- ing. Although the topic of that essay is now lost to my memory, the grade I received was not: a B?. “Te best I could do was a B??” Te realization sank in that maybe I was not such a good writer. In those days, my youthful hubris did not understand abouc t apacity bui- ing. In other words, being challenged would result in my intellectual growth— an academic restatement of Nietzsche’s “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” Consequently, I asked to be withdrawn from Gifed and Talented English in the eighth grade.

The Craft of Scientific Presentations

Author: Michael Alley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387225870
Format: PDF, ePub
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This timely and hugely practical work provides a score of examples from contemporary and historical scientific presentations to show clearly what makes an oral presentation effective. It considers presentations made to persuade an audience to adopt some course of action (such as funding a proposal) as well as presentations made to communicate information, and it considers these from four perspectives: speech, structure, visual aids, and delivery. It also discusses computer-based projections and slide shows as well as overhead projections. In particular, it looks at ways of organizing graphics and text in projected images and of using layout and design to present the information efficiently and effectively.

The Craft of Scientific Writing

Author: Michael Alley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1441982884
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers - both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions - write about their work clearly and effectively. Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from journal papers to grant proposals and from emails to formal reports, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing. Also useful for self-study, the book will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work. With this new and updated fourth edition, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger over the years, this one has streamlined, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In the section on language, the new edition goes into much depth about how to make connections between ideas: an important issue that few technical writing texts address. Moreover, the new edition integrates the discussion of illustrations with language because those two aspects of style are so intertwined. Finally, the new edition does a better job of explaining how to make the process of writing more efficient. From a review of the first edition: "A refreshing addition to a genre dominated by English teacher-style textbooks. Instead of listing rules that constrain writers, the book uses examples to lay out the path to successful communication ... Especially helpful (and entertaining) is the chapter on the writing process. Anyone who has spent more time avoiding a writing task than actually doing it will appreciate Alley's tips." –Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center

Technical Writing

Author: Phillip A. Laplante
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429884494
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Engineers, scientists, and professionals of all types are often required to write reports, summaries, manuals, and guides. While many have had an English language or writing course, it is less likely that they have had instruction in the special requirements of technical writing. Filling this void, Technical Writing: A Practical Guide for Engineers, Scientists, and Nontechnical Professionals, Second Edition enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide complements traditional writer’s reference manuals on technical writing through presentation of first-hand examples that help readers understand practical considerations in writing and producing technical content. These examples illustrate how a publication originates as well as various challenges and solutions. The second edition contains new material in every chapter including new topics, additional examples, insights, tips and tricks, new vignettes and more exercises. Appendices have been added for writing checklists and writing samples. The references and glossary have been updated and expanded. In addition, a focus on writing for the nontechnical persons working in the technology world and the nonnative English speaker has been incorporated. Written in an informal, conversational style, unlike traditional college writing texts, the book also contains many interesting vignettes and personal stories to add interest to otherwise stodgy lessons. Key Features •Offers precise, hands-on coverage of technical writing •Complements traditional writer’s reference manuals •Includes personal anecdotes and historical stories that serve as real-world examples of technical writing •Explores the various avenues for publishing your work •Explains how to write for blogs, social networks, and other e-media

Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures

Author: John Purcell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135040591
Format: PDF, ePub
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Produce professional level dialogue tracks with industry-proven techniques and insights from an Emmy Award winning sound editor. Gain innovative solutions to common dialogue editing challenges such as room tone balancing, noise removal, perspective control, finding and using alternative takes, and even time management and postproduction politics. In Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, Second Edition veteran film sound editor John Purcell arms you with classic as well as cutting-edge practices to effectively edit dialogue for film, TV, and video. This new edition offers: A fresh look at production workflows, from celluloid to Digital Cinema, to help you streamline your editing Expanded sections on new software tools, workstations, and dialogue mixing, including mixing "in the box" Fresh approaches to working with digital video and to moving projects from one workstation to another An insider’s analysis of what happens on the set, and how that affects the dialogue editor Discussions about the interweaving histories of film sound technology and film storytelling Eye-opening tips, tricks, and insights from film professionals around the globe A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/purcell) with project files and video examples demonstrating editing techniques discussed in the book Don’t allow your dialogue to become messy, distracting, and uncinematic! Do dialogue right with John Purcell’s all-inclusive guide to this essential yet invisible art.

The Craft of Text Editing

Author: Craig A. Finseth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461231884
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Never before has a book been published that describes the techniques and technology used in writing text editors, word processors and other software. Written for the working professional and serious student, this book covers all aspects of the task. The topics range from user psychology to selecting a language to implementing redisplay to designing the command set. More than just facts are involved, however, as this book also promotes insight into an understanding of the issues encountered when designing such software. After reading this book, you should have a clear understanding of how to go about writing text editing or word processing software. In addition, this book introduces the concepts and power of the Emacs-type of text editor. This type of editor can trace its roots to the first computer text editor written and is still by far the most powerful editor available.