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Subject:Re: Technical Communication Terms From:"Michael A. Lewis" <lewism -at- BRANDLE -dot- COM -dot- AU> Date:Mon, 6 Oct 1997 21:27:59 +1000
Wendy Phillips wrote:
> What do you mean when you use the word "copyedit"? The dictionary defines
> a "copy editor" as an editor who prepares copy for the printer--with the
> transitive verb form as "copyedit". I guess I view it as scrubbing a
> document clean before presenting it for publication.
> And, what about the following terms:
> Substantive Edit
The "definitive" answer to this is not too hard to find -- though I
suspect my info is now a little out of date (ie, there's probably a more
recent edition). Mary Fran Buehler wrote "The Levels of Edit", published
by Jet Propulsion Labs, 1980 -- publication no 80-1. See also Buehler's
article in Technical Communication Vol 28 No 4 (4Q81).
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