English
6721

Copyediting in TPC

Fall
2015

 

Styles and formatting

 

Readings

Styles reading

 

Homework

Answer these questions and email me your answer.

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1.

Style homework       answer video

2.

You are in charge of developing a document that has 8 people writing different sections; each person has written about 40 pages for a total document length of 300 pages.  You expect to do substantial revisions every 6 months. One of those authors has just sent you his section where all the paragraphs (including headings and figure captions, etc) are all in Word style Normal, rather than the proper style (Heading 1, Heading 2, figure caption, bullet list, etc).  (Probably the way you would have done it before this course.)  The author says he formatted them so they look just like the other sections that use the styles, so it doesn’t matter, thus he see no reason to use styles.  Looking at the printed pages, you can’t tell he didn’t use the styles like everyone else did.  What is your response to the writer?

Responding by saying "do it or you'll get fired" is not a valid response.

Formatted with styles

Formatted without styles

Discussion questions

 

Some of this formatting stuff gets rather confusing. If you have any questions, please post them to the discussion list so everyone can find out the answer.

 

 

 

 

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