In keeping with the name Editing for All, this site was created to better support the editing practices of students, teachers of editing courses, and even editors looking for a repository of practical tools and professional development materials.
Teachers, are you searching for interesting readings? Diagnostic quizzes? For teaching materials such as these and much more, explore the Learning Resources Pages. As a graduate student assisting Dr. Carrie Leverenz in teaching her Spring 2014 class, Editing and Publishing, I used this site to collect the resources I found most helpful, giving a brief annotation on each. There’s also links to helpful reference tools that make the searching part of our editing practices a bit easier as well as example materials to use in the classroom. Check out the weekly reflection posts I kept throughout the semester, too, if you’re interested in reading more on pedagogical issues and insights that you may have encountered (or will encounter) at some point in your teaching.
Students, the materials shared under the “Learning Resources” pages are for you, too. Need a style sheet example? See “Research Tools.” Want to read more on the future of editing? Explore the “Articles” section. Or if you’re coming on the job market soon, I encourage you to read through the listings in the “Jobs” section of “Career Resources,” where you’ll find several editing and publishing job sites as well as links to the professional organizations that can tell you more about jobs and practices in various editing professions.
Editors, no matter how long it’s been since you were in school, the research tools under the “Learning Resources” page are all available on line and intended to improve your editing practice. Any editor having to learn a new style will appreciate the links in the “Style Materials” section and any editor wanting to stay up to date on the most current editing practices or field-related developments might look to the “Articles” section of “Learning Resources” or the “Professional Organizations” of “Career Resources.”
Finally, I want to acknowledge two editing experts for their assistance in preparing this website. First, I owe great thanks to the professor who allowed me to shadow her teaching and mentored me along the way, Dr. Carrie Leverenz. Second, I want to thank Dr. Steve Sherwood of TCU’s William L. Adams Center for Writing, who gave me thoughtful feedback (and edits) on some of the writing that appears on this site.
I hope you, the visitor, find this site useful, and should you have any comments to improve this site or if you’d like to share a new resource, please contact me.