RE: Online vs paper-based editing?

Subject: RE: Online vs paper-based editing?
From: "Ben" <baj357 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:03:17 -0700

Jeannine Klein wrote:
<<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.

Geoff Hart replied:
<<If you'd like some more detailed statistics, join the copyediting-l
<<discussion group ( and ask your
<<question there. It's a smaller group than techwr-l (and there's some
<<overlap), but the proportion of editors is much higher than on techwr-
<<l. And I spend even more time there than I do here on techwr-l (the
<<horror! the horror!). <g> In fact, go to <>
<<or any of several similar places on the Web that offer free surveys,
<<create a survey, advertise it here and there, and collect your own
<<statistics! Then you've got firsthand data on the relative
<<proportions of the two types of editing.

I'd be very interested in the results of this survey.


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