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Oxygen XML Editor includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts that allow you to easily select content in Author mode.

Selection Shortcuts in Author Mode

Ctrl + A (Meta + A on Mac OS X)
Selects all content in the document.
Shift + Left/Right Arrow Keys
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it one character at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys.
Shift + Up/Down Arrow Keys
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it one line at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys.
Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right Arrow Keys (Meta + Shift + Left/Right Arrow Keys on Mac OS X)
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it one word at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys.
Shift + Home
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the beginning of the current line (on Mac OS X, it extends to the beginning of the document).
Shift + End
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the end of the current line (on Mac OS X, it extends to the end of the document).
Ctrl + Shift + Home
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Shift + End
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the end of the document.
Shift + PageUp
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it up one screen page.
Shift + PageDown
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it down one screen page.
Double-Click
Selects the word at the cursor position.
Triple-Click
Selects the node at the cursor position.
Right-Click > Select > Element
Selects the entire element at the current cursor position.
Right-Click > Select > Content
Selects the entire content of the element at the current cursor position, excluding the start and end tag. Performing this action repeatedly will result in the selection of the content of the ancestor of the currently selected element content.
Right-Click > Select > Parent
Selects the entire parent element at the current cursor position.