Presentation: Editing: It’s not as easy as it looks

November 6, 2012

I delivered this 45-minute presentation on editing to the ASTC(NSW) 2012 annual conference on 2 November 2012.

The focus of this presentation was:

  • the role of the edi­tor
  • types of editing
  • editing tasks
  • the value of using check­lists and style sheets
  • tools to auto­mate some edit­ing tasks (Microsoft Word add-ins, mostly)

The audience was technical writers and communicators who may only do editing as part of their usual role. (Please note: Some odd word wrapping occurred in some slides when I uploaded them to SlideShare — sorry about that!)


  1. Great slideshow. I am bookmarking this.

  2. Rhonda – Thanks so much for your excellent newsletter and especially these presentations on editing and remote work. You have some really interesting things going on in technical communications in Australia. I’m on the other side of the world – in the USA (in the western part of New York State).

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