In a new article published in our EASE journal European Science Editing, Tom Lang goes beyond subject-specific traditions to describe four techniques proven to be effective in training technical editors in any branch of science; The intentional search for meaning: developing technical editing skills
The paper includes 12 evidence-based ‘edits’ that improve comprehension, a novel ‘structured editing’ technique for analysing and revising a text by four sequential tasks; an advanced technique—shortening a 250-word abstract to 100 words without losing content, and a collaborative technique based on ‘deliberate practice’.
The paper is intended to provide very practical solutions to editing tasks, help technical editors develop critical thinking and sharpen all kinds of language skills.
Lang T (2020) The intentional search for meaning: developing technical editing skills. European Science Editing 46: e53691. https://doi.org/10.3897/ese.2020.e53691