Re: Need Feedback from Technical Editors

Subject: Re: Need Feedback from Technical Editors
From: Kelly Smith <KellyMJSmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 07:07:04 -0500

Hi, Shelley.

In a past job I edited on paper only because the new editor insisted that
all us editors had to (because she came from a newspaper background and
that's what she was used to.)

In every other job, I've used Word's Tracked Changes feature and I like it
quite a bit. When I wrote my two books, I got edits back in Word and
accepted or rejected changes using Tracked Changes as well.

I have never used the other products you mention and don't edit on my
tablet.

HTH!

Kelly Smith


Shelley Thomas asked:

Do technical editors still use hard copy for edits? (Is this a personal
preference or a department/company policy? For example, personally, I like
to see a hardcopy to edit, and then I make my edits electronically.)

When editing electronically, do you use track changes (such as MS Word)? Do
you edit in Adobe products (such as Acrobat Pro)? Do you use iPad
applications (such as IAnnotate, Cabinet, or QuickEdit)?

How do tablets figure in to your editing?
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