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> 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
I guess the explanation of this very issue that is on page 2 of the booklet
was not adequate?
The first edition elicited several comments about the use of the word
“edit” as a noun. The latest edition of Webster’s New Collegiate
Dictionary defines the noun “edit” as “an instance of editing,” and this
is the sense in which we use the term. Since The Levels of Edit is an
attempt to quantify the editing process, the noun is used in order to
denote this quantification.
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