Webinar: Providing Effective Editing Comments

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Fee

  • $15 for TE SIG/DC Chapter members/students
  • $20 for STC members
  • $25 for non-members

As technical editors, we must communicate effectively with writers to affect changes in the information that we are editing. In addition to the editing markup, we use comments and queries to recommend how to improve the quality of the information. In this webinar, co-sponsored by the STC Washington, DC Chapter and the STC Technical Editing SIG, Michelle Corbin and Paula Cross present a thorough set of guidelines, each with specific examples, for how technical editors can provide effective comments and queries as part of an edit. After defining the different types of comments, they present guidelines for how to word comments (their tone), what you include in your comments (the content), and how you present your comments (their style). Corbin and Cross conclude by recommending ways to summarize and present your comments and queries to the writers.

All you need to participate in this webinar is a telephone and a computer with an Internet connection and a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari are all acceptable).

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I’m a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.