Hallmarks of Good Editing: Consistency & Courtesy

HOCS (Higher Order Concerns)/LOCS (Lower Order Concerns)

HOCS: Content

  1. Knowledge of the field
  2. Reader-focused not writer-focused
  3. Logical flow of ideas
  4. Clear organizational signposts
  5. Appropriate source material

LOCS: Form

  1. Grammar and Spelling
    • Spellcheck
    • Strunk & White/The Deluxe Transitive Vampire
    • Grammar blogs
  2. Citation of sources
    • APA/AP/MLA
    • Avoiding plagiarism
  3. General Appearance
    • Same font and typeface throughout
    • NO ALL CAPS!
    • Page numbers and headers


RESOURCES

HOCS

Daniel Boone Regional Library

Poets & Writers Magazine

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

LOCS

Editorial Freelancers Association

Bay Area Editor's Forum

Better Editor: Online Resources for Editors & Writers


BOOK LIST

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian

The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth

Elements of Style by Strunk & White

The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

NPM Events at Barnes & Noble

Friday, April 17, 7pm Barnes & Noble Undergraduate and Community Open Mic

Come read your stuff! Everybody gets 3 minutes, with an option on a second round if we have time. Sign-ups are first come, first served. The sign-up sheet will start at 6:45pm. Barnes & Noble is located in the Columbia Mall.

All participating poets, please note, all events are intended for an all-ages audience. Please keep your language and subject matter reasonably family friendly. For more information, please contact Marta Ferguson (marta@wordhound.com).

Thursday, April 23, 7pm Barnes & Noble MU Faculty and Graduate Student Reading

Come join us to hear some of our most seasoned voices ply their craft and to help launch the Unbound Books Festival Fundraiser. Books by the featured authors will be available for sale before, during, and after the reading. Barnes & Noble is located in the Columbia Mall.

All participating poets, please note, all events are intended for an all-ages audience. Please keep your language and subject matter reasonably family friendly. For more information, please contact Marta Ferguson (marta@wordhound.com).


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