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What does document reviewing (also known as editing) entail?
2: Why review?
The purpose of writing; the principle of communicative efficacy; the five characteristics of good informational writing; the purpose of editing; the qualities of a good reviewer; readability statistics: help or hindrance?
3: Preparing to edit
Adopting the right attitude towards language; choosing dictionaries; choosing style guides; other handy references; types of review: editing and proof-reading; methods of editing: on-paper and on-screen; pros and cons of each method
What is it? What to look for: clarity, familiarity, economy, neutrality and consistency; handy checklists
5: Structural editing
What is it? Minimising the reader’s cognitive load; document organisation; logic; document usability; citation systems and styles; bibliographies and reference lists; handy checklists
6: Content review
What to look for; legal issues; ethical issues
7: Preparing a document for publication
Proof-reading; logical pagination; other pre-publication tasks
8: Open forum
General discussion on issues to do with editing and publishing.
[Table of Contents from the course handbook]