Technical editing and the effective communication of scientific results

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Communication of scientific results--whether for professional journals, poster sessions, oral presentations, or the popular press--is an essential part of any scientific investigation. The technical editor plays an important rolein ensuring that scientists express their results correctly and effectively. Technical editing comprises far more than simple proofreading. The editor`s tasks may range from restructuring whole parpagrphs and suggesting improved graphical aids to writing abstracts and preparing first drafts of proposals. The technical editor works closely with scientists to present complex ideas to differentaudiences, including fellow scentists, funding agencies, and the general public. New computer technologyhas also involved the technical editor not ... continued below

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Pieper, G. W. & Picologlou, S. M. May 1996.

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  • Pieper, G. W. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Mathematics and Computer Science Div.
  • Picologlou, S. M. Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Experimental Facilities Div.

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Communication of scientific results--whether for professional journals, poster sessions, oral presentations, or the popular press--is an essential part of any scientific investigation. The technical editor plays an important rolein ensuring that scientists express their results correctly and effectively. Technical editing comprises far more than simple proofreading. The editor`s tasks may range from restructuring whole parpagrphs and suggesting improved graphical aids to writing abstracts and preparing first drafts of proposals. The technical editor works closely with scientists to present complex ideas to differentaudiences, including fellow scentists, funding agencies, and the general public. New computer technologyhas also involved the technical editor not only with on-line editing but also with preparing CD ROMs and World Wide Web pages.

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  • 2. Argonne National Laboratory technical women`s symposium, Argonne, IL (United States), 29-30 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96009455
  • Report No.: ANL/MCS/CP--89917
  • Report No.: CONF-9604136--6
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 221898
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670942

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Pieper, G. W. & Picologlou, S. M. Technical editing and the effective communication of scientific results, article, May 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670942/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.