ABSTRACT

Revising and Editing for Translators provides guidance and learning materials for translation students and professional translators learning to revise the work of others or edit original writing, and those wishing to improve their self-revision ability. Revising and editing are seen as reading skills aimed at spotting problematic passages. Changes are then made to meet some standard of quality that varies with the text and to tailor the text to its readership.

Mossop offers in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including copyediting, stylistic editing, checking for consistency, revising procedures and principles, and translation quality assessment—all related to the professional situations in which revisers and editors work. This revised fourth edition provides new chapters on revising machine outputs and news trans-editing, a new section on reviser competencies, and a completely new grading scheme for assignments.

The inclusion of suggested activities and exercises, numerous real-world examples, and a reference glossary make this an indispensable coursebook for professional translation programmes.

chapter 1|14 pages

Why editing and revising are necessary

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 2|15 pages

The work of an editor

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 3|19 pages

Copyediting

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 4|15 pages

Stylistic editing

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 5|6 pages

Structural editing

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 6|7 pages

Content editing

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 7|12 pages

Trans-editing

ByJungmin Hong

chapter 8|7 pages

Checking for consistency

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 9|19 pages

Computer aids to checking

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 10|21 pages

The work of a reviser

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 11|22 pages

The revision parameters

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 12|15 pages

Degrees of revision

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 13|17 pages

Revision procedure

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 14|8 pages

Self-revision

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 15|9 pages

Revising the work of others

ByBrian Mossop, Jungmin Hong, Carlos Teixeira

chapter 16|18 pages

Revising computer-mediated translations

ByCarlos Teixeira