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ENGL 3383: Editing: Home

Reliable Information and Helpful Tools for Editing


Editing Essentials

According to Carol Fischer Saller, an editor for the Chicago Manual of Style and author of The Subversive Copy Editor, effective editing is rooted in

  • Carefulness
  • Transparency
  • Flexibility

Therefore, these principles should guide an editor's work.

Saller also notes that the primary objective of an editor's work is to preserve an author's voice while achieving

  • Accuracy
  • Clarity
  • Consistency

These elements are key to the craft of editing.  

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Individual Journals

Need to find a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper?  Enter the title into Journal Finder to see whether our library provides access.

Finding Full-Text Articles

If search results indicate only an the citation and abstract for an article, there are several ways to find the full-text.

Books & eBooks

To find books and ebooks:

  1. Go to the library's home page.
  2. On the "Search" tool, choose the "Books/eBooks" tab.
  3. Enter your search terms.

You should see a list of search results showing books and ebooks held by the OBU Library. 

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Margaret Reed
ENGL 3383 Instructor
Phone: (870) 245-5125