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  1. Jan 2021
    1. sciences

      just for the sciences? Or do you mean, "For instance, as we're building a course for the sciences,"....

    2. The following were developed to afford groups made up of any disparate number of higher education team members to engage in

      "These exercises and activities are designed to support growth..." then.. "They can be used by groups of any number number of team members working in higher education." Shorter sentences better.

    1. Going Further and more about Getting Started

      do these need to be capped?

    2. , faculty in higher education need to attend to culturally relevant pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning, guidance on up-to-date standards (such as the ISTE Standards for Educators), and providing authentic assignments and activities while considering how surveillance technologies – think proctored exam software and the requirement to have cameras ‘on’ during meetings – are seen increasing anxiety in our students [1, 2], attending to student concerns, and – hopefully – keeping up with their own mental health.

      this is a suuuuper long sentence and there are a number of ideas in it. Suggest breaking it down.

    3. put

      let, i think. right?

    4. ional designers work tog

      "can" or "should" work together, yes?

    5. flow without being cognitively overwhelming

      "flow" doesn't seem to be directly counterintuitive to cognitive, uh, whelm. Like, they're not mutually exclusive.

    6. need their student to learn

      ...want to see a student absorb. (we don't so much "learn" information as we take it in.)

    7. – such as library, accessibility, and information technology departments

      ...larger university community, and includes the university's library, accessibility..."

  2. Jun 2020
    1. copy editing

      I'd like to strike a blow for line editing. From Peter Ginna's brilliant What Editors Do:

      A line edit dials down to the paragraph/sentence/word level. As we said, it’s usually a much more expensive job than a developmental edit. A line editor will go through the pages of your book with a fine-toothed comb, looking for dialogue that feels awkward, sentences that don’t quite work, repetition, and more. Obviously this happens when the bulk of the work in terms of plot, character, beginnings, middles, and ends is done. It’s not that a line edit can’t address the bigger picture. But in most publishing houses an editor simply won’t do a line edit until the bigger issues are addressed, so as not to have to do the same work twice. It’s smart to stick with that order in self-publishing too. Line edits may or may not come with an editorial letter. But be sure that the fee includes time for you to meet in person or talk on the phone once you’ve had a chance to digest the edits. Often the same person could do both a developmental edit and line edit, if that’s what you decide to pay for, but you will also need a copyeditor. Copyeditors are the grammarians, the fact-checkers, the formatting gurus, the identifiers of repetitive words and phrases. They are the ones who make a book as smooth as a fresh jar of Skippy. The one instance where you might not need a separate copyeditor is if you hire someone to do a line edit who does a copyedit simultaneously. Some people have both skills and can pull this off, though it’s rare.