Date Approved

2009

Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department

English Language and Literature

First Advisor

Dr. James Pinson

Second Advisor

Dr. Bernie Miller

Abstract

Copy editing is often overlooked in any publication process. It’s commonly thought that copy editing only consists of correcting grammar and spelling errors. But copy editing is a crucial step in publishing as editors can “translate” a text for its audience. This study demonstrates how effective editing is dependent upon an understanding of how a text functions for its author and its readers.

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