Levels of Edit: how are they defined/applied by technical editors?

Subject: Levels of Edit: how are they defined/applied by technical editors?
From: <kbrd -at- adelphia -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 13:25:42 -0400


I am a graduate student studying technical and scientific communication. I am interested in a career in technical editing and am currently researching ?the levels of edit? to determine how technical editors organize/prioritize the editorial process (also in preparation for a class project). The process produced by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ("The Levels of Edit" by Robert Van Buren and Mary Fran Buehler) seems to be the most thorough and inclusive-- offering a definitive plan. Is this process standard in the typical editing environment? (Is it actually used by technical editors?) If not, how do you (editors) define/determine "levels of edit"? I would greatly appreciate your feedback. Thanks.

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Kalle Medhurst
medhurka -at- jmu -dot- edu



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