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Technical Editing (Eng 353) Schedule

Technical Editing (Eng 353) Schedule

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(Revised) Syllabus for Spring 2012 Technical Editing course taught by Dr. Cheryl E. Ball at Illinois State University.
(Revised) Syllabus for Spring 2012 Technical Editing course taught by Dr. Cheryl E. Ball at Illinois State University.

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Textbook Legend:Must Purchase (at bookstore, etc.)
TE = Technical Editing (Rude & Eaton, 5th edition)SCE = The Subversive Copy Editor (Carol Fisher Saller)GWRJ = Grassroots Writing Research Journal (Walker & McDuffie, Eds.)
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RAW = Reading and Writing New Media (Ball & Kalmbach, Eds.)TCQ = Technical Communication QuarterlyPO = Planned Obsolescence (Fitzpatrick)
 
CLASS DATEDUE FORCLASSDO IN CLASSHOMEWORK FOR NEXT CLASS
January 18:Introductionseditorial bioreview syllabusphilosophy & MBTIin-class assignment: pre-testTE 1SCE Intro, 1, 2GWRJ “From the Editors”, “Publishing inGrassroots”PO 5Assignment: Editorial Values StatementJanuary 25:Being an EditorValuesstatement dueintroductionsdiscuss readingsediting examples: Kairos 8-stageguidelinesTE 2SCE 3, 4, 6GWRJ “Breaking Down GrammaticalSnobbery”Assignment: Style guide reviewFebruary 1:Knowing YourReadersdiscuss readingsediting examplesediting exercisesTE 23, 24SCE 9, 10, 11GWRJ “Playing Well with Others”
SCHEDULE for ENGLISH 353: EDITING (SPRING 12) with Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
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CLASS DATEDUE FORCLASSDO IN CLASSHOMEWORK FOR NEXT CLASS
February 8:Building WorkRelationshipsdiscuss readingsGWRJ editors forumTE 3, 14SCE 5PO Intro, 1 (first 4 sections only)GWRJ “The Genre of Reviews”,“Researching One in Six Million”RAW “Cinder, Ash, & Commitment”February 15:Developing YourAuthorsdiscuss readingsediting examples (Kairos, GWRJ,RAW--handout):1.developmental editing (Tier 1, 3)2.peer-review (Tier 2)3.comprehensive review (Stage 1)Assignment: DevelopmentaleditingGWRJ “Reading Visual Texts”, “GenreStudies, Grice, and Burlesque”TCQ: “Assessing Scholarly Multimedia”Ball, “Adapting Editorial Peer Review”TE 22, 17, 18Assignment: Peer ReviewFebruary 22:Design-EditingPeer Reviewdueevaluate peer reviewsdiscuss readingsediting example: Kairos Stage 2editing exercise: GWRJ TemplatesTE 7, 8, 20, 21SCE 7RAW “New Media Across Cultures”,“Disjoint Montage in
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Assignment: Style analysis of GWRJFebruary 29:Using WorkflowsGWRJ styleanalysis duediscuss readingsworkflow/collaboration examples:version control, repositories,CMSsediting examples: RAWediting exercise: draft GWRJ styleguideTE 4, 5, 6, 19Assignment: GWRJ Stage 1/2 edits
SCHEDULE for ENGLISH 353: EDITING (SPRING 12) with Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
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CLASS DATEDUE FORCLASSDO IN CLASSHOMEWORK FOR NEXT CLASS
March 7: Copy-EditingGWRJ Stage1-2 editscompare GWRJ Stage 1-2 editsdiscuss readingsexamples: print, e-, and media lineeditingexercise: line-editing GWRJ within-class reviewTE 9-12, 15, 16Assignment: Copy-edit GWRJ articleSpring BreakMarch 21:Assessing OurProgressCopy-editsdueMid-Term ChatSCE 8Assignment: Revisit/Revise editorialvalues statementAssignment: Revise GWRJ style guideMarch 28:ProofreadingStyle guidereview duediscuss copy-editing process/ assignmentsreview style guide changesediting exercise: inputting others
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 changesTE 13Assignment: Proofread your GWRJ articleApril 4: Editingthe Big PictureFinal copy duediscuss readings & next stages inediting processexamples: holistic reviewsediting exercise: author queriesAssignment: Write author query for yourGWRJ article.April 11: Workingwith PublishersRevised styleguide duereview & collate style guidespreparing mss for publishinghouseAssignment: Use style guide to review the
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GWRJ mss & mark-up global editsAssignment: Write submittal memo topublisher
SCHEDULE for ENGLISH 353: EDITING (SPRING 12) with Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
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