The Copyeditor's Handbook

A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications

Author: Amy Einsohn,Marilyn Schwartz

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520286723

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates on the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.
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A Guide to Computer User Support for Help Desk and Support Specialists

Author: Fred Beisse

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285852680

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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Equip current and future user-support professionals with the critical people skills and exceptional technical knowledge necessary to provide outstanding support with Beisse's A GUIDE TO COMPUTER USER SUPPORT FOR HELP DESK AND SUPPORT SPECIALISTS, 6E. This useful guide focuses on the informational resources and technical tools students need most to function effectively in a support position. Readers develop the skills to handle troubleshooting and problem solving, successfully communicate with clients, determine a client's specific needs, and train end-users, as well as handle budgeting and other management priorities. Clear, balanced coverage in this edition highlights the latest trends and developments, from Web and e-mail-based support to assistance with Windows 7 and cloud computing. Engaging special features, such as Tips and On the Web Pointers, provide important insights, while new Discussion Questions and Case Projects encourage active participation in the learning process. Leading professional software HelpSTAR and Microsoft Office Project Professional 2010 accompany Beisse's A GUIDE TO COMPUTER USER SUPPORT FOR HELP DESK AND SUPPORT SPECIALISTS, 6E to reinforce the knowledge and skills your students need for success in today's user-support positions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Careers in Focus

Author: Ferguson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438111495

Category: Authorship

Page: 217

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Profiles jobs in writing such as columnists, comic book writers and editors, editors, food writers, interpreters and translators, medical transcriptionists, and more.
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The Chicago Manual of Style

Author: University of Chicago Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226104201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1026

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Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
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Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Description: 25-Word Description Get the latest information on standards for technical writing and editing straight from the experts--Microsoft's Editorial Standards Group. This new edition completely updates and expands the industry's leading guide to creating quality technical documentation and content. 75-Word Description Get the reference that defines standards and best practices for technical writers, editors, and content managers who work with Microsoft technologies. Developed by the Microsoft Editorial Standards Group, the newest edition of the computer industry's leading manual of style has been fully updated, expanded, and optimized for usability. You get coverage on the latest developments--from accessibility and globalization issues to mobile computing, XML, and other emerging standards--as well as Microsoft-specific products, technologies, and initiatives. You'll find expertly articulated and organized information about general usage, grammar, punctuation, formatting and layout, front matter, and indexing and attributing, as well as focused guidelines for topics such as creating specific document types, including Readme files and case studies; writing for software developers; documenting the user interface; and developing bias-free communications. Comprehensive, easy-to-use, and thoroughly up-to-date, the MICROSOFT MANUAL OF STYLE FOR TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, Third Edition, can help you maximize the impact and precision of your technical communications.
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The ACS style guide

a manual for authors and editors

Author: Janet S. Dodd

Publisher: An American Chemical Society Publication

ISBN: 9780841234611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

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Guidelines from ACS to help authors and editors in preparing scientific texts.
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Technical Communication in the Global Community

Author: Deborah C. Andrews

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 541

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Today's technical professionals need to reach audiences and collaborate on projects across borders of culture, language, and technology. This versatile, inexpensive book encourages readers to think critically in a changing environment, with the goal of communicating successfully with people who may not share their values or approaches. Uses descriptions, cases, and special feature boxes to provide guidelines for communicating effectively. Emphasizes information design in a global context throughout. Offers a greatly enhanced Website that updates the book and displays visual information in a powerful format. Streamlines discussion of planning and sentence structure, and provides references for grammar assistance. The perfect communication reference for engineers, scientists, and other technical professionals.
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The Technical Communicator's Handbook

Author: Dan Richard Jones

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 449

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The Technical Communicator's Handbook offers concise discussions of more than 300 essential topics in technical communication for practicing professionals in a variety of technical disciplines. The handbook's format spiral binding and convenient tabs and clear style make it particularly accessible, while its systematic organization and comprehensive approach make it equally useful as a classroom teaching tool or a quick reference for technical writers. The Technical Communicator's Handbook begins with five sections covering the essential topics of the technical communication process from planning to production. The remaining four sections cover topics all technical writers need to know to succeed in their fields, including Internet use, correspondence, and a wide variety of technical documents. Unique qualities of this handbook include: discussions of brainstorming, mind mapping, and freewriting; evaluating Internet sources; style, tone, and bias; designing and illustrating on-line as well as print documents; and major editing strategies. Complete sections are devoted to using the Internet and developing a wide variety of interpersonal skills. Lists of practical tips and computer tools provide expert advice to students and professionals alike. Both the tips and the section-by-section bibliographies reflect the input of practicing professionals. For readers interested in tips to improve their business writing skills.
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The Writer's FAQs

A Pocket Handbook

Author: Muriel Harris

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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For writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly pocket guide beside them while they write, this book has it all. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics as well as the most current information on conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and CSE citation formats.Writers will find valuable assistance with the writing process; argument reading and writing; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; and documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources. Writers don't need to be familiar with grammatical terms because lists of frequently answered questions lead them to needed explanations offered in a friendly, informal tone and a highly readable style.For writers and others needing a compact, comprehensive writer's reference.
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