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RWS 3345: Editing

For undergraduates.

Presentations Tips

Speaking About Presenting
Speaker Olivia Mitchell shares tips on making effective presentations, creating PowerPoint slides, overcoming the fear of public speaking, managing your audience and more.
Knockout Presentations
Author, speaking strategist, and professional speaker Diane DiResta shares tips and tricks for delivering effective presentations.
Presentation Advisors
This blog features advice and tips from Presentation Advisors, a presentation design and training firm.
Tips for designing Posters for presentation using PowerPoint 
Annotated list of sites and resources for designing your Poster Presentation using PowerPoint slides or templates. (From G. Natal)
Pimp your PowerPoint by Bob Grant
Article on how to use PowerPoint effectively.

PowerPoint Presentations: A Speaker's Guide by Geoffery Hart
Presents tips on how to make the presentation legible for the audience.

From Uncredible to Incredible: Tips for Speakers by Shelly Fitzey and Maureen V, McIntyre
Provides tips for speakers to convey personal credibility in technical communication.

About Graphics

The Photoshopping of the President by Pikul Corrie
How a software application brought political satire to the masses.

Special Needs: Editing Tables and Graphics by Geoffrey Hart
Discusses the difficulties associated with editing graphics.

Graphs on Steroids by John Bryan
Presents an ethical case involving two company executives Michelle and Kip Christoph. Issues discussed by these executives; Different interpretations of Kip and Michelle on the company's profits.

Responses to Graphs on Steroids by John Bryan
Delves into the problem of revised graphs in the northeast U.S. region financial performance. Presentation of the fiscal-year total graphs first prior to the quarterly profits.

Tabular Data: Finding the Best Format by Tom Tullis and Stan Fleischman
Presents the conclusions from a study on the best format of tabular data in online document.

Editing with Others

Forty Ways to Improve Collaboration at your Newspaper by Bob Barker

Three Types of Editing by Don Bush
Focuses on the need for technical editors to know the types of editing. Kinds of documents; Editing techniques used for proposals; Preference of readers for a top-down sequence for articles.                                                                                        

Empirical Study on Collaborative Writing: What Do Co-authors Do, Use, and Like? by Sylvie Noel
Study on how  people work when they are collaborating to write a document.

Teaching Effective Feedback Skills by Matt Willen                      
Focuses on the significance of effective feedback skills in technical communication. Delegation of responsibility for development decisions to students; Establishment of protocol for providing feedback.                                                                                                                   

Presentation Tools

Click on image to see Wienot Films' video How to Give an Awsome (Power Point) Presentation.

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Collaboration Tools

Presentations Books

Visual Graphic Books

Collaboration Books

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