Project Title

The Process of Developmental Editing

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - English

Faculty Sponsor Name

Lara Smith-Sitton

Abstract (300 words maximum)

This presentation will discuss the creative process behind writing and editing a narrative from a high school student’s experience of immigrating to America and leaving behind her home country. In addition, it will also discuss the process of developmental editing with an author and how that helped create the essay. As well as discussing the process behind helping write and edit the author’s essay, it will include a reading of the finalized narrative, which comes from a collection entitled Green Card Voices: Immigration Stories from Atlanta High Schools that our class helped edit and create with the young immigrants who shared their stories. This presentation will fit well alongside other presentations and papers that discuss immigration in America.

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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The Process of Developmental Editing

This presentation will discuss the creative process behind writing and editing a narrative from a high school student’s experience of immigrating to America and leaving behind her home country. In addition, it will also discuss the process of developmental editing with an author and how that helped create the essay. As well as discussing the process behind helping write and edit the author’s essay, it will include a reading of the finalized narrative, which comes from a collection entitled Green Card Voices: Immigration Stories from Atlanta High Schools that our class helped edit and create with the young immigrants who shared their stories. This presentation will fit well alongside other presentations and papers that discuss immigration in America.