Author

Amber Bell

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Reyman, Jessica, 1977-

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of English

Abstract

This Honors Capstone project sought to complete an editing project using both comprehensive editing and copyediting techniques while demonstrating proficiency in both digital and paper markup. The NIU University Writing Center (UWC) Tutor Manual, the document edited, needed revision to address accuracy of content, organization and accessibility, and grammar and style conventions. After attempting revision, the edition process itself required some revision, and the reflection paper at the beginning of the documentation explains why the proposed editing plan did not work, how a new plan was determined, and what the implications of this experience are on the author and the process of editing in general. This Capstone includes the original document, versions after each revision (for a total of three), the final project (including the revised Tutor Manual and a separate Client FAQ), and additional work product created through the revision process.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

182 pages (various pagings)

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

A case study in editing : revising the University Writing Center tutor manual

Media Type

Text

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