A case study in editing : revising the UWC tutor manual
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This Honors Capstone project sought to complete an editing project using both comprehensive editing and copyediting techniques while demonstrating proficiency in both digital and paper markup. The NIU University Writing Center (UWC) Tutor Manual, the document edited, needed revision to address accuracy of content, organization and accessibility, and grammar and style conventions. After attempting revision, the edition process itself required some revision, and the reflection paper at the beginning of the documentation explains why the proposed editing plan did not work, how a new plan was determined, and what the implications of this experience are on the author and the process of editing in general. This Capstone includes the original document, versions after each revision (for a total of three), the final project (including the revised Tutor Manual and a separate Client FAQ), and additional work product created through the revision process.