mcmorgan + editing   4

Analyzing Sentence Construction, Other Structural Analyses
i love a how to. This one if for editors, and rhetorical critics. Yeah, maybe you can name The Parts of Speech, but what can you *do* with them?
ehret  editing  grammar 
september 2014 by mcmorgan
The Pedants’ Revolt: Does The AP’s Killing Of E-Mail Mark A Worrying Escalation?
Ah, techcrunch finally catches some of the Reg's attitude. The Big Deal? The AP finally catches up with the colloquial use of email, cellphone, and smartphone. One more win for the corruption of language.
editing  stylebook  linguistics  #en3177  publishing 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
Shirky: Broadcast Institutions, Community Values
"The order of things in broadcast is "filter, then publish." The order in communities is "publish, then filter." If you go to a dinner party, you don't submit your potential comments to the hosts, so that they can tell you which ones are good enough to air before the group, but this is how broadcast works every day. Writers submit their stories in advance, to be edited or rejected before the public ever sees them. Participants in a community, by contrast, say what they have to say, and the good is sorted from the mediocre after the fact."
publishing2.0  socialpractices  editing  filters  freelancing 
march 2010 by mcmorgan
Palin's Resignation: The Edited Version |
A little shaky in its premise because VF seems to be editing spoken delivery into written delivery.
writing  copywriting  editing  techwriting 
july 2009 by mcmorgan

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