Die gebruik van opmerkings as 'n strategie tydens die verantwoordbare redigering van akademiese tekste

Lourens, Amanda (2016-09-30)

CITATION: Lourens, A. 2016. Die gebruik van opmerkings as 'n strategie tydens die verantwoordbare redigering van akademiese tekste. Literator, 37(2), a1277, doi:10.4102/lit.v37i2.1277.

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Bestaande riglyne oor die redigering van akademiese tekste (bv. dié van die US Taaldiens; internasionaal ook dié van die Institute of Professional Editors [IPEd]; die Editors’ Association of Canada [EAC]; en die Council of Australian Societies of Editors [CASE]) beklemtoon dat redigeerders nie aan die inhoud en struktuur van hierdie soort tekste behoort te verander nie. Dit is egter in die praktyk nie altyd duidelik presies hoe redigeerders probleme ten opsigte van inhoud en struktuur moet hanteer nie. Hierdie studie het ten doel om riglyne te verskaf vir redigeerders van akademiese tekste wat ’n prosesbenadering volg. Die redigering van agt akademiese artikels word ondersoek, met spesifieke verwysing na die hantering van opmerkings (comments) as ’n strategie om die outeur te bemagtig om self inhoudelike en strukturele veranderinge aan te bring. Opmerkings deur die redigeerders van hierdie artikels word beskryf, geïnterpreteer en geëvalueer, met die oogmerk om uiteindelik riglyne te gee vir ’n verantwoordbare redigeerstrategie.

Existing guidelines regarding the editing of academic texts (compare those of the SU Language Service; internationally, also those of the Institute of Professional Editors [IPEd]; the Editors’ Association of Canada [EAC]; and the Council of Australian Societies of Editors [CASE]) emphasise that editors should not alter the content and structure of this type of text. However, in practice, it is not always clear how editors should deal with problems in the content and structure of such texts. The goal of this study is to provide guidelines for editors of academic texts who adhere to a process approach. The editing of eight academic articles is investigated, with specific reference to the use of comments as a strategy to empower the author to effect changes regarding content and structure. Comments by the editors of these articles are described, interpreted and evaluated in order to formulate guidelines for an accountable editing strategy.

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