Jul 25

How to Remove Auto-Numbering in Word

Need to convert automated lists to manual ones? Or automatically numbered headings to manually numbered? Get the one-line macro in today’s How To column at Copyediting.com. Don’t worry, I tell you how to cut and paste to create the macro. It couldn’t be easier.

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Jul 18

How to Speed Up Editing

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Work faster, and easier. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, tips for making editing more efficient. What made you a faster editor? Leave a comment, or join the discussion over on Facebook or Twitter.

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Jul 11

Managing Risks in Editing

Today’s post on four approaches to the myriad risks that editors face may includes the most cross references ever: 11. What would you add to the list of risks in my How To column at Copyediting.com? Leave a comment, or join the discussion over on Facebook or Twitter.

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Jul 08

Do Kids Know That Word? Science Edition

Sci/Why is a blog by children’s science writers who aim to help parents, teachers and librarians discover the wide world of Canadian science writing for kids. Today I share the why and the how behind my list of science words by grade. I’m honoured to join the roster of accomplished science writers. I hope you’ll check out the blog …

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Jul 05

How to Assess a Potential Client

These ten questions will help you figure out if a potential client (or assignment) is a good fit for you. More than just about the manuscript, these questions help you determine whether the client’s working style suits yours. Today, in my guest blog at Indian Copyeditors Forum.  

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Jul 05

Labelling Notes in Tables

Does your data table need notes to make sense of it? Here’s how to choose between symbols, letters, and numbers for those notes, today in my How To column at Copyediting. We’ll also tell you which symbols to use, and what to do when there are more notes than notations available.   Photo by Jurgen …

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Jun 28

How to Edit Boilerplate Content

Fact checking the boilerplate content, a checklist in my latest How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jun 20

How to Fact Check

What facts to check and how to check them, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jun 14

Transmittal Notes

When you submit an edited file, include a transmittal note. What to say in that note is the topic of my How To post today on the Copyediting blog.  

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Jun 07

How to Make a Figures Manuscript

The terms figure and visual are often used interchangeably. For each visual in the product, there will be a separate entry in the figures manuscript. In this week’s How To post on the Copyediting blog, get a checklist for what goes in each of those entries.

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