What Does a Recipe Editor Do?
Whether for soufflé, soup, salsa or something else altogether, a culinary recipe is essentially a how-to document. As a form of technical editing, then, recipe editing is all about ensuring that the user (the reader) can successfully assemble the product (a dish). As a recipe editor, it’s my responsibility (along with the author’s, of course) […]
Standards at Work: Technical Editing
Editors Canada’s Professional Editorial Standards (PES) describe the responsibilities of an editor. The scope of PES is broad; this series explores how the standards apply to a variety of editing contexts. Ellen Lupu has been a technical editor for 12 years. Her current project involves writing and editing training material for an oil and gas […]
Editing Technical Instructional Material: Become the Student
Creating effective instructional material for technical students can be tricky. Making it student friendly requires a balance between adequately covering the information, which is often highly technical, and presenting it in a way that a wide range of students can understand. These are some ways editors can help subject matter experts (SMEs) find this balance. Watch […]