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Stop Wasting Time on Estimates (podcast)

photo looking down on skeptical-looking man who has yellow leaves falling on himLearn how to get a ballpark estimate on the table asap to avoid pointless estimates. That’s the topic of this episode, an extended look at a topic that I serialized on the Copyediting blog.

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What is your strategy for getting a number on the table quickly? Leave your comments below, or join the discussion over on the Dameditors Facebook page.


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You might also be interested in the podcast on how to State Your Rate With Confidence. Part technique, part mind hack, and a bit of a laugh.


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Extra considerations when editing educational material

Editors who develop school materials also adjust manuscripts to address these considerations:

  • learning outcomes (defined by Ministry of Education)
  • reading level of target user
  • copy fitting (and fitting content to class time)
  • Bloom’s taxonomy and deciphering ministry curriculum documents
  • cognitive development theories
  • multiple intelligences and differentiated instruction
  • assessment models
  • trends in educational theory


The image for this episode is by Alexandre Normand used under CC BY-2.0 license.


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