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Please submit your proposals. You should also have a digital copy accessible through your wiki page .
Questions?

Elements of Editing

Let's look at some of the highlights from Chapter 14 - Grammar Pitfalls. Some of these may be "old hat," others may need some explanation. This is the perfect time to resolve something that you have found confusing for years.
  • Subj. / Verb agreement
  • Split infinitives
  • Dangling participles
  • Misplaced/ dangling modifiers

Work on Scribus for Wits projects

You'll need to work in pairs to edit two chapters "on paper." Then we'll get a quick-typing volunteer to enter changes in Scribus.
  • First pass -- think content. Is this clear? Does it communicate the important steps? Is it sequenced effectively? You may have to move, replace, or delete whole sections.
  • Second pass -- grammar, punctuation, word-choice improvements. Use Proper Editing Symbols
  • Third pass -- minor errors (including spelling, spacing, format).
We'll discuss publication style decisions as they arise and list our decisions here. The Checklist of Editorial Preferences (Einhorn 423) might also be helpful.

Homework



  • Einsohn: “Capitalization,”Ch. 6