Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work.
The editing process often begins with the author’s idea for the work itself, continuing as a collaboration between the author and the editor as the work is created. As such, editing can involve creative skills, human relations and a precise set of methods.
Technical editing may include the correction of grammatical mistakes, misspellings, mistyping, incorrect punctuation, inconsistencies in usage, poorly structured sentences, wrong scientific terms, wrong units and dimensions, inconsistency in significant figures, technical ambivalence, technical disambiguation, statements conflicting with general scientific knowledge, correction of synopsis, content, index, headings and subheadings, correcting data and chart presentation in a research paper or report, and correcting errors in citations.
I am a technical, audio, video and film student editor. I am skilled in using Adobe Premiere, Avid Pro and a novice at Final Cut Pro. I enjoy editing reels and audio air checks the most, or should I say I am the most skilled in. Editing is important because they are responsible for conveying the vision, color correction and the overall look of the project. I like the creating aspect of editing as well when you have full reigns of creation or when there is freedom for me to express my vision. I hope to one day make an actual career or side work from it. I would recommend taking a class in order to figure out if it’s for you or not.
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