02 January 2010

Editor, Edit Thyself, finally decided to solve a dilemma. One site, called Editor Thyself Edit, concerns itself with questions dealing with semiotics, but from a perspective not common in the discipline of semiotics. Essentially, it does not take the view that the sign is arbitrary or that man is merely homo symbolicus. We feel those assumptions leads one away from precision of analysis, not toward it.

This site, Editor, Edit Thyself, is one in which applications are made from semiotics as it applies to rhetorical analysis and technical writing, and basically the writing craft across disciplines. This is new territory for the authors of Editor, Edit Thyself, since only before meaning, syntax (including how syntax conveys meaning) and pragmatics were dealt with within an socio-political perspective. New, territory, but essentially, a simple approach, using as one point of departure Saussere's sign graph the way one uses the sentence diagram.

As we are waiting for a web savvy friend to become available, we explore possibilities...

Until our Launch Date in April, Blessed Nativity, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. May you all be granted many prosperous years.

12 November 2009

Editor, Edit Thyself

Welcome to Editor, edit thyself. This is a unique writers' site. An writers' writer site, or more accurately a writer's editor site. It is unique because it employs insights from such disciplines as structuralism and semiotics as it applys to the writing and editing process not only across cultures but within cultures. So stay tuned as we prepare our site for you. The official launch date will be in April, 2010. Come back then, and see what we've done.
Word Origin & History
tune (n.)
1387, "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from 1440; the verb in this sense is recorded from 1505. Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver" is recorded from 1887. Verbal phrase tune in in ref. to radio (later also TV) is recorded from 1913; fig. sense of "become aware" is recorded from 1926. Tune out "to eliminate radio reception" is recorded from 1908; fig. sense of "disregard, stop heeding" is from 1928. Tunesmith is a U.S. colloquial coinage first recorded 1926.Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
tuned. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tuned (accessed: November 12, 2009).