Issue 2, 31 March 1999
In this issue...
Feature article: Working electronically (Part 2)
For your style guide: Recommended terminology and spelling for Web-related concepts
Tip of the week: International telephone and fax numbers
Resource of the week: Australian Societies of Editors
Question time: Tracking changes
In future issues
Last week I included my list of the top ten things I need to know how to do when editing a file. This week I'll elaborate a bit on each of these topics.
Even if you don't live in Australia, you may find much of the information on the various Societies' Web sites interesting and useful.
The list is kept on the "Links" page of the Society of Editors (Victoria), http://www.socedvic.org/, so I am not going to try to keep it up to date here.
Do you have an electronic editing question you'd like answered? Send it to email@example.com and I'll answer it if I can, or post it here for other readers to answer.
Chris Graillat ChrisG@bsa.ca.gov writes: "We are switching to on-line editing for later edits of our reports. One of the problems our office (I work in the CA state auditor's office) has is that we must still document any changes the editors made to draft reports. This means our auditors must print out a draft showing the editor's on-line changes and mark--by hand--the changes they have accepted, which adds a cumbersome element to an otherwise efficient process. I would love to know what others in similar situations do. We use the revision feature of Word 6 and 7."
Answers, anyone? Send them to Chris and to me to put in a future issue of this newsletter.
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