Editing academic writing
productive erosion and corrosive processes
This chapter uses stories as a prompt to inquire into an all too familiar process of editing, in particular, what editing produces through the processes involved in academic writing. The stories "map" the territory of editing, with an invitation to the reader to make meanings through their own "explorations' of the experiences. Years of the editing and feedback loop in academia works to produce "experts" – with ways of writing, and reading. Knowledge production can become secondary to the "mastery" of a particular set of skills that enable publication.
McArdle, F. (2019)., Editing academic writing: productive erosion and corrosive processes, in A. B. Reinertsen (ed.), Academic writing and identity constructions, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 55-74.
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