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Grammar of the Edit, 2nd Edition by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

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Chapter Six

Working Practices

QUESTION: Do you have to memorize all of these working practices?

ANSWER: No, but you should at least be familiar with them. When one of these situations arises on the job you will have a better idea about how to handle it.

Working practices are commonly accepted guidelines, or good tips, for you to think about during the daily process of editing. Some offer specific rules to follow, while others simply suggest some good habits you may consider as you work. You may not encounter these precise scenarios on every job, but you should be aware that they may come up. You will learn how to recognize them and you will find ways to deal with them appropriately. They have been developed over time and they have been found ...

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