Editing and Revising Text

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 136 pages
Part of the brand new One Step Ahead series, this book is a lively, accessible, and highly illustrated guide to editing and revising. It provides a practical approach for office workers, students, and newsletter editors. Whether editing your own work or text written by others, it suggests techniques and approaches, and covers editing content, style, tone, accuracy, brevity, and clarity. Illustrated and approachable, it gives checklists to help editors work quickly. Also included are examples from real articles, essays, letters, and reports.

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Jo Billingham has worked as a freelance writer and trainer since 1988. A writer of business-to-business communications, her experience has covered most types of organizations including the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries, the public sector, and financial services. She runs both in-house and public courses for all ages and levels of experience in various aspects of writing (business writing, editing, reports, minutes, letters, press releases) as well as presentation skills. This book draws on her extensive experience of the difficulties in editing and revising texts. John Seely, the series editor of the One Step Ahead series, is an experienced author and teacher of English who has worked in education at all levels from primary school to university. His publications include The Oxford English Programme, The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking, and Everyday Grammar.

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