Re: Tech Editing Books

Subject: Re: Tech Editing Books
From: thadley -at- ttacs -dot- ttu -dot- edu
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 13:54:59 -0500

Quoting sam aeiome <saeiome -at- yahoo -dot- com>:

> I'm interested in buying Carolyn Rude's text on
> technical editing, since I will be doing a fair amount
> of editing of reports we provide in our deliverables.
> I'm scared away from Rude's by some Amazon reviews.
> Apparently the book is surprisingly sloppy, at least
> in terms of its editing. Samson's and Tarutz's books
> seem ok, but kind of long in the tooth.


FYI: The 3rd edition of Carolyn Rude's _Technical
Editing_ will appear later this summer. The
copyediting / proofreading issues that affected the 2nd
edition have been corrected and/or eliminated for this
new edition.

As you know, typographical errors in books often resist
even the best efforts of writer and publisher to
isolate and correct, partly because of the large number
of steps involved in the proofreading process. I know
of *no* books that don't have at least a few such
errors, often introduced at the publisher's end.

Despite the occasional typo in the 2nd edition, Dr.
Rude's _Technical Editing_ remains, IMHO, the finest
book on the subject available today.

Disclaimer: I am a student of Dr. Rude, as you can see
from my signature below.

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Tim Hadley
Ph.D. student, Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Texas Tech University
806-742-2500, x 281
tim -dot- hadley -at- ttu -dot- edu
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