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Effective Onscreen Editing: new tools for an old profession (2nd edition) By Geoff Hart
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Whether you're new to editing or a veteran, clients are increasingly asking you to edit their manuscripts using a word processor. The editorial skills remain the same, but transferring them to... More > onscreen editing proves challenging because there are so few resources to help. Effective Onscreen Editing provides the tips and tricks you'll need to maximize your editing productivity and effectiveness in any word processor, but uses Microsoft Word's powerful editing tools to illustrate how to apply these principles. The fully revised 2nd edition provides details of how the general techniques work in Word 2003 and 2007 for Windows and Word 2008 for the Mac. Based on feedback from readers and students, it features several expanded sections, including fully revised descriptions of revision tracking tools and spellcheckers. All Internet resources have been moved to the book's Web page to make them available to purchasers of the printed version and easier to keep up to date.< Less
Chords By Geoff Hart
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Chords is a “medieval” fantasy set in the same world as Jester, but about a decade earlier. At the time of the story, the western human kingdom of Amelior has begun invading the eastern... More > lands, apparently with imperial ambitions. To complicate matters, there are hints of magical assistance—despite a ban on magic for the past two centuries—leading to the death of key figures and the fall of several cities to Amelior’s armies. At the time of the story, a former Ameliorite knight (Bram) and a mercenary (Gareth) are thrown together by circumstances, and find themselves forced to work together to help the eastern kingdoms withstand Amelior’s steady advance. But Bram has not escaped his past, and will need Gareth’s help to defeat the ancient magic that is following in his wake.< Less
Jester By Geoff Hart
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Jester is a "medieval" fantasy set in a post-diaspora world, in which humans have fled to a new continent after destroying their original homeland in a magical catastrophe. Now, some two... More > centuries later, they have successfully re-established their civilization and spread through their new lands, despite conflicts among kingdoms and between humans and the land's original inhabitants. The protagonist, Morley, is a human dwarf (that is, the achondroplastic kind, not the Tolkein kind) who has survived an abusive childhood and is now serving as a court jester. When he is offered the chance to become "normal", he accepts—but there will be a high price, and one he becomes increasingly unwilling to pay.< Less
A Higher Power and other stories By Geoff Hart
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A Higher Power and other stories brings together a diverse group of 18 stories that range from classic hard science fiction (Time’s Arrow, Edge Effect), fantasy (The Distaff War, Hunter’s... More > Moon), and horror (The Phantom of the Niebelungen) to “slipstream” fiction (Graf, A Higher Power), murder mystery (Blood in the Snow), and satire (The Man from H.A.R.R.I.S.O.N., Flatlander Pro Tem), and even a couple early “literary” efforts.< Less
Dance the Shadows By Geoff Hart
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Dance the Shadows is a fantasy novel of a world where there has traditionally been a truce between Light, the prevailing force of stability, and Shadow, a force of change and dynamism and possibly... More > chaos. Light dominates where humans live; at some distance from these areas lies Shadow. Powerful and poorly understood forces cause humans who enter Shadow to change as fluidly as shadows transform in a campfire’s dancing light. Those who understand Shadow can harness that power, but at the risk of forgetting their humanity if they linger too long. Amodai is one of a small group of Rangers trained to safely enter Shadow, retaining his humanity or taking on the form of any forest animal without losing his humanity. His responsibility: to watch for and deal with any creatures of Shadow that threaten his isolated village. As the story begins, travelers between villages have grown few, and Shadow seems to be encroaching on the areas of Light. Can Amodai and his fellow Rangers cope with this threat to their way of life?< Less
Exchanges: 10 years of essays on scientific communication By Geoff Hart
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Scientific communication involves far more than just getting the numbers right: it requires an understanding of how scientists think, how this differs from the way the general public thinks, and how... More > to bridge the gap between the two mindsets. Geoff Hart is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), and has worked with scientists for more than 25 years. For 10 years, he edited the Exchange, the newsletter of STC’s Scientific Communication special interest group. During this time, he wrote nearly 60 essays and other material examining scientific communication from a wide range of angles. This book collects the best of this material, revised and supplemented by “lessons learned”.< Less