As part of my degree program, Missouri State University (MSU) incorporates Citizenship and Service Learning (CASL) into their curriculum. This fall, I'm part of a semester-long, policy and procedure editing project for the Vision Screening Program at MSU.
The Scientific and Technical Editing class that this takes place in has taught me levels of editing. Before we produce a final copy, we perform three levels of edit to the document including substantive edits, language edits, and format edits. We've learned how to create writing and editing agreements, manual and electronic editing, track changes, and how to communicate questions and progress with clients.
Learn more about the Vision Screening Program Here.
We have begun working with our class peers to offer editing critiques for structures, organization, believable dialogue, settings, characterizations, transitions, themes, details, and evidence of crafting.
These workshops have been extremely helpful to see how readers of different audiences may perceive my writing.