If you had only 1 hour to learn onscreen editing...

Subject: If you had only 1 hour to learn onscreen editing...
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:42:04 -0500

... what topics would you want covered?

I've been asked to give a presentation on onscreen editing at next
year's STC conference (http://www.stc.org/55thConf/index.asp), which
is great. The downside is that they are now using 1-hour timeslots,
which is too short to really cover the topic. I can have one time
slot for sure, and possibly a second slot (but probably not). This
means I'd only be able to cover 3 or 4 topics in depth, rather than
trying to cover a bunch of topics shallowly and not really saying
anything other than generalities.

So I thought I'd talk to you folks to find out what topics you find
most vexing and would most appreciate learning. What are your top
three choices for topics? If nothing immediately comes to mind,
please see the table of contents of my book for inspiration: http://

Please send me your top three choices off-list (for simplicity, you
could simply name the three chapters), and I'll summarize to both
lists (CEL and techwr-l) in a couple days. I'm looking for the three
things you feel would most improve your life as a working editor (or
peer reviewer if your job is mainly to write).

If you're in Philadelphia and would like to arrange a more intensive
workshop before or after the conference (late May or ca. June 5),
drop me a line privately and we'll talk.


-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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