RE: Pilot Editing Study?

Subject: RE: Pilot Editing Study?
From: Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com>
To: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 14:55:15 -0400

"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com> wrote:
> This is the famed JPL document on the levels of edit, which might be
> to you if you haven't already seen it:


That's a great exposition on editing.

Might be helpful? It must have taken hours. (This is a paraphrase from a
Monty Python skit. Michelangelo, answering a pope's question about his
work on "The Last Supper" tosses out " took me hours.") ;-]

It seems possible that one could learn the editing profession using only
this as a guide for study and practice.

No, I've never seen it before. Thank you, Bonnie!

A nagging question: Why "The Levels of Edit," not "...Editing?" It sounds
odd, although there must be a fine point of usage I'm missing here, given
the obvious experience and knowledge of the authors and the meticulous
nature of the piece. Would you title a book on running "The Levels of

BTW, even though the authors were meticulous, some typos escaped their
view--on page 33, Slides and Viewgraphs, #2. I didn't look for others.
Even the best aren't perfect. :-)


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