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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 (http://www.copyediting-l.info/) 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 <http://surveymonkey.com/>
<<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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