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Methods and theories of advanced editing

�Syntax & Semantics
This subject brings focus to resolving semantic ambiguity through understanding syntactic structures, such as complementizers, complements, and complex noun phrases.
�Grammatical relationships and the syntactic structure of coordination
�Focus is given to syntactic functions, i.e., the grammatical relationship of one constituent to another, that illustrate how certain structures are formed and the rules that govern their formation.
� Readability elements
�Tense, aspect, and modality and/or mood (an expression or its meaning) are studied to ensure competence in storytelling timelines.
�Writing operations and constructs
�This subject focuses on how to achieve a diplomatic, polemic or trenchant effect in narrative.

Grammatical standards and typographical/orthographic standards

�Tense, aspect and modality in storytelling
� Tense is used to ensure the grammaticalization of the location of time; the preterite, to address past time, modality and backshifting; and aspect, to create variety, movement, focus and nuance, and modulate descriptions.
�Spelling, hyphenation and capitalization
�These are used as a marker of thorough editorial vetting.
�Orthographic elements
�Word breaks (including end-of-line hyphenation), emphasis and punctuation are each attended to to ensure high readabilty.
�Typographic elements
�Thorough vetting is performed as a means to building perfect book blocks by addressing stacks, runts, rivers, and windows and orphans.

Educational components of the tools

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Educational posts

April 20, 2020

How to avoid those unnecessary pronouns (i.e. “it”)

Relativization is a process whereby a noun or noun phrase in an embedded sentence is deleted. A relativizer is the relative pronoun that, who/whom or which, […]
April 20, 2020

How to do away with the pronoun “it”

Pronominalization is the use of a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronominalization is appropriate where “a noun or noun phrase in an embedded sentence is . . . identical […]
April 20, 2020

Parsing for complementizers that have filler-gap dependencies

In the following examples, each modifying clause “contains a ‘gap,’ while the head noun is interpreted as the thing which fills this gap, making the sentence […]