Online vs paper-based editing

Subject: Online vs paper-based editing
From: "Jeannine Klein" <jmek66 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 17:35:56 -0700

Do most of you edit on the computer screen or on a paper printout? And is
the answer different depending on whether the material you're editing was
written by you or by someone else? (I know the answer changes for me.) Also,
do you know of any studies on the question? (I can't find anything in the
STC archives.)

I ask because I have taken over a professional editing course at the local
state university and one of the topics is the relative frequency of
electronic vs paper-based editing.The current course reading is about 10
years old and heavily weighted in favor of paper-based editing. My own
experience in the corporate world is weighted in favor of online editing,
although not so heavily. The disparity was difficult to handle this past
semester; I'd like to resolve it, if only through anecdotal evidence from
this group. Of course, published research would be even better.

I apologize in advance if this question is too far off-topic, but I'm sure
this group has a wealth of experience in this area.

Jeannine Klein

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