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Articles on technical editing and related subjects. (Before you presume to “correct”, you must learn all you can.)
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What 'The Avengers' can teach you about writing | Articles

What 'The Avengers' can teach you about writing | Articles | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

You may have heard of words like arrows, but can you use words with the power of Mjolnir?

 

"Faster than a catchy lede, more powerful than a vibrant metaphor, able to reach vast audiences with a single tweet … Do you have the stuff of superheroes?"

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Machine Translation Is an Ingenious Tool That Should Not Be Confused with the End Result

Machine Translation Is an Ingenious Tool That Should Not Be Confused with the End Result | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

"The mistake that people make now, at the beginning of the 21st century, is that they confuse MT, which is just another ingenious tool in a series of tools that have been created over the centuries by ingenious humans, with the end result, namely a real translation from one language into another, which can be created only by a well functioning and highly trained human brain of a competent and experienced translator."

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Nature: Introduction to English Communication for Scientists

Nature: Introduction to English Communication for Scientists | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
Nature offers a free e-book, English Communication for Scientists, with information on preparing manuscripts, poster sessions, even interactions during a conference.

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Top educational publishers Nature offer frr ebook on English for scientific publishing. Indespensible!

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Science Writing and Editing - Science Careers

Science Writing and Editing - Science Careers | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
A collection of the best Science Careers articles on this popular career path for scientists.

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The lost art of editing

The lost art of editing | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
The long, boozy lunches and smoke-filled parties are now part of publishing's past, but has rigorous line-by-line editing of books been lost too, a casualty of the demands of sales and publicity?
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University milestone dashed by distant copy editing | Take As Directed

University milestone dashed by distant copy editing | Take As Directed | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

Perfect example of why editors should never "correct" solely based on assumption.

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» Why Do Some People Learn Faster?

» Why Do Some People Learn Faster? | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
Do we ignore mistakes, brushing them aside for the sake of our self-confidence? Or do we investigate the errors, seeking to learn from the snafus? The latter approach, suggests a series of studies, could make you learn faster.
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Blasting the bombast | Share on LinkedIn

Does it matter? Yes! 

“unclear documents waste time and resources,”

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Voltaire, typos, and the jitters – writing the IBM Style Guide

Voltaire, typos, and the jitters – writing the IBM Style Guide | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
This guest post is from Peter Hayward of IBM (UK): Voltaire said that “the art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” Technical editing is a bit like practising medicine.
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FREE webinar on Simplified Technical English on October 4 | Simplified English

FREE webinar on Simplified Technical English on October 4 | Simplified English | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

"Simplified Technical English is a method of writing that makes technical English easy to understand. The adaptation of a controlled language stimulates the (global) acceptance of technical documentation as it improves readability and translatability, and prevents misunderstandings and misinterpretations."

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» Sept. 19, 1982: Can’t You Take a Joke? :-)

» Sept. 19, 1982: Can’t You Take a Joke?  :-) | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
Scott Fahlman posts an electronic message proposing :-) as a character sequence for joke markers. He's the acknowledged originator of the ASCII-based emoticon.
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Childrens Story Posters | Square Inch Design Blog

Childrens Story Posters | Square Inch Design Blog | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

Exquisite minimalist design. Sometimes, a good graphic CAN be worth 1,000 words (or more). 

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Bad spelling opens security hole

Bad spelling opens security hole | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
Mistyping an email address can mean big security problems for lots of large companies, researchers have found.
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Language is not writing

Language is not writing | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

OVER at Language Log, a reader catches a Daily Mail writer saying that the Gobeki Temple, built around 11,000 years ago, "was put up long before humans mastered language".

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Language tip of the week: right

Language tip of the week: right | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
In this weekly microblog, we bring to English language learners more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary. These tips are based on areas of English (e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, etc) which learners often find difficult.
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Scientists are from Mars, the public is from Earth - Discover Magazine

Scientists are from Mars, the public is from Earth -  Discover Magazine | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

"The American Geophysical Union blog has a link up to a very interesting table, and I feel strongly enough about this topic that I want to share it with you."


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Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing

Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

“The only really necessary people in the publishing process now are the writer and reader,” he said. “Everyone who stands between those two has both risk and opportunity."

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The Reader's Lament

The Reader's Lament | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
Times readers expect nothing but the best in our writing and editing. Too often, they're disappointed.
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Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

An Unexpected Truth About Copy Editors and Consistency

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Understanding the Value of a Technical Editor

Understanding the Value of a Technical Editor | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

"Not all companies understand why it's important for them to have technical editor(s). In fact, many technical editors must justify their existence on a regular basis."

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Society for Neuroscience - The Bilingual Brain

Society for Neuroscience - The Bilingual Brain | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
As scientists unlock more of the neurological secrets of the bilingual brain, they're learning that speaking more than one language may have cognitive benefits that extend from childhood into old age.
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Technical Writing – Choose the Right Style Guide for Technical Writers — Technical Writing Tips

Technical Writing – Choose the Right Style Guide for Technical Writers — Technical Writing Tips | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
How do you choose the Right Style Guide for Technical Writers?
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What our language choices reveal about our personalities

What our language choices reveal about our personalities | Technical Editing | Scoop.it
In The Secret Life of Pronouns, social psychologist James W. Pennebaker looks at the hidden messages our language choices reveal.

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Jobs are evolving, not becoming obsolete

Jobs are evolving, not becoming obsolete | Technical Editing | Scoop.it

"Now, the world is more competitive and requires more specialised skills. The labour market rewards individual capital, being adaptable, knowing your industry, keeping your skills fresh and having a network of peers."

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