Paul Graham recently wrote an essay. And saved all his edits, so you can replay it in entirety just as he wrote it
.* It's quite fascinating to see if you ever wondered how he (or other writers) went about their job. And here's the Hacker News thread
he initiated. This can be a very useful tool to watch and understand your own writing process, or understand and help your students write. Like cvs/svn mirror for long form writing. [more inside]
posted by forwebsites
on Feb 26, 2009 -
dlog is a new document visualization system that attempts to show writing not as a static document but a progression of frames over time.
I find the suspense of the process mesmerising/delightful. I'm surprised it hasn't been trashed.
posted by tellurian
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Testy Copy Editors
is a site run by WaPo
Financial Copy Editor Philip Blanchard
, with guest columns and discussions
dedicated to blowing off steam for people in the occasionally tense business of making words fit, parse properly and make sense in print.
If you've actually edited copy under a deadline, or know someone who has, you know how thankless the job can sometimes be.
posted by chicobangs
on Sep 10, 2004 -