Apr 28

Customize Page Numbers on a PDF using Acrobat DC

When your file doesn’t start on page 1, it is helpful to have the PDF show you the absolute page numbering, not the relative page number in that file. Such customization is particularly helpful for indexing and other page-number-sensitive markup that editors do. If the PDF is the final product (such as an ebook), renumbering is …

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Apr 25

Correct Facts without Insult

There’s a factual flub in the copy. Today, find tips on how to query factual errors without insulting the writer, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Apr 18

Defending Your Edits

Having to answer to an untrained critic is one of the most ire-inducing things an editor can be asked to do. Today, in my column at Copyediting.com, I talk about how to not defend your edits.     Photo by Gabriel Delgado, used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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Apr 11

Increase Productivity with Multiple Views

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Open multiple views into a single document. I show you how today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Works in Word, Excel, Acrobat, and more.

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Apr 05

How to Handle (Stage) Print Fright

Print fright is a sister to both imposter syndrome and stage fright. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com I look at the symptoms and treatment of this most common publishing ailment. Other symptoms include:

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Mar 29

How to Fit Copy After Layout

Sometimes the words just don’t fit. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com we look at some easier ways to cut words after layout.

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Mar 25

Ways to Lower the Reading Level

by Rita Vanden Heuvel for dameditors. Reposted here with permission and covered under this site’s CC license Writers of safety communications know that it’s crucial to produce highly readable content to help prevent injuries and save people’s lives. They know that the average reader has a reading level between sixth and eighth grade and that …

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Mar 21

How to Hand Out Business Cards

Today in my How To column at Copyediting.com. My business cards are the ones on top in the photo. The right angels and polo bear are enough of a conversation piece that I’m pretty sure my contacts remember me even without the card. The opposite side of my card has only my name. No contact …

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Mar 14

How to Make It Fit

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Knowing standard length in the market is the first step in getting the copy to fit. Setting expectations is the next step. Find out more today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Includes instructions for estimating the word count of previously published material.

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Mar 07

How to Escape the Pause

How to use a pause clause in your work agreement to get out of a project sitting in limbo, today in my How To column at Copyediting.

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