Technical Communication

Textbook editing may be tedious but can be rewarding

Being a textbook editor may not be that glamorous, but it has its own rewards. Charles Lai, editorial director of Oxford University Press (China), thinks the most rewarding feeling for a textbook editor is to create a book from scratch and see students use it.

Friday, 3 June, 2011, 12:00am

Shape shifters

Stella Lin Hui-yin sounds more like a philosopher than an award-winning creative talent when she explains how some of her whimsical multimedia presentations were inspired by nothingness.

'I want to give new meaning to zero,' says Lin, a visual communications graduate from Polytechnic University, of a presentation entitled The Transformation of Zero.

27 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats planning green paper website

The Democratic Party plans a website to get more young people to respond to the government's green paper on constitutional development.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Media group needs editor for trade titles

Bilingual editors with solid experience and the desire to make their mark in magazine publishing will be attracted to the editor-in-chief position being offered by Switzerland's largest media group.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

New centre focuses on business English

Hong Kong's first centre dedicated to researching the professional use of English and teaching better communication skills in the business world is now open.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Tune your message for better reception

IT IS ALL VERY well to have talent and drive, but if you cannot get others to accept your ideas or follow your lead, you will never get close to fulfilling your true potential.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

College wins extra points for progress in online marking

The last five years have seen enormous strides in the delivery of study programmes online. One result of this process is a blurring of the distinctions between full-time, part-time and distance-taught courses. Even with full-time university courses, students spend much of their time accessing material electronically and presenting work for assignments in online format.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Subject officers blamed for exam blunders

Negligence led to errors in this year's A-level exam papers, an official investigation concluded yesterday.

After a week-long inquiry, a three-member taskforce appointed by the Examinations Authority found that two subject officers should be blamed for the blunders.

25 May 2001 - 12:00am

Clear on preventing panic

I wish to thank the writer of the letter, 'Shoulder responsibility for children in crowds' (South China Morning Post, April 11), for his attention regarding Government Announcements in the Public Interest (APIs).

Obviously, the API is not intended to suggest the manner in which people should carry their children. Nor does it seek to highlight the right of police.

25 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Environment review just doesn't go far enough

I REFER to the recently released document Second Review of the 1989 White Paper: A Green Challenge for the Community, by the Government.

3 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Paper on equality criticised

THE Government's Green Paper on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men has been criticised by a group of City Polytechnic academics who described it as containing ''a lot of moral posturing'' while being unclear, detached and tentative.

30 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Welfare paper to be published

THE Government will publish the White Paper on Rehabilitation next year after two years of consultation, according to the Acting Secretary for Health and Welfare, Dr Lee Shiu-hung.

''With the implementation schedule put in place, we have started the necessary groundwork of the White Paper on Rehabilitation. We intend to publish it in 1994,'' Dr Lee said.

9 Dec 1993 - 12:00am


IN Dr Darvell's letter (''White Paper on green issues'', South China Morning Post, October 8) he asked if there will be public consultation on the Second White Paper Review on the Environment, and whether any proposals in it will be changed in light of that consultation.

29 Oct 1993 - 12:00am