Wrangling Scientific Writing
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  • 1. A Roundup for Editors Monday, June 8, Des Moines, Iowa Wrangling Scientific Writing
  • 2. Janet Byron, University of California, California Agriculture journal Kevin Leigh Smith, Agricultural Communications, Purdue University Susan McGinley, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona
  • 3. Ten Editing Tips 1. Ignorance is bliss 2. Consistency, consistency, consistency 3. Who’s actually going to read this? Know and respect your audience
  • 4. 4. Totally confused? Ask the author 5. Divide and conquer 6. One word is better than two
  • 5. 7. Have a method for your madness (style sheets and publication checklist) 8. Take advantage of all resources 9. The power of proofreading and vetting
  • 6. 10. Learning to let go or “Stop me before I edit again…”