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.
Write, Ready, Edit This is the roundup of blog posts and off-site resources that will help you write your book (or speech, or app script…), find an editor, and navigate the editing process. Congratulations! You are on the road to publication. It’s a lot of hard work, and you will be proud of what comes out …View full post
So you got the manuscript back from the copy editor or proofreader. Now what? Well, it’s time to check the changes the editor made, answer their questions, and clear up any remaining issues. The file will probably go back to the editor for some final clean up. If it doesn’t, you have to clear ALL …View full post
“How long will it take to edit this?” The question comes up a lot. At first, estimating seems like a shot in the dark. The best bet is to do a few random pages and multiply your findings to take in the whole manuscript. Also, take 60 seconds to edit a sample and identify …View full post
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Or, How to write science at a level kids can understand. Science vocabulary, by provincial curriculum grade level Children’s writers turn to vocabulary lists to ensure their target audience won’t find what they write inaccessible. Some lists are based on analysis of popular literature – listing the most common words in books read by kids at …View full post
Last post, I discussed using a stylus* or custom stamps to mark-up changes to PDF page proofs. In this post, I discuss two more key skills for copy editing and proofreading in Adobe Acrobat: changing the properties of objects and using text boxes. OK, I’ll slip in a third skill: using the drawing tools such as …View full post
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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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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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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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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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