What facts to check and how to check them, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.
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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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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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When an editor spots words that her writer didn’t write, she needs to flag them so that they get attributed to the right writer, and possibly seek permission to use the words. Today in my How To column on the Copyediting blog, I look at how to write those queries.
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Editors are in the solution business. When the boss or client complains that there are errors in the manuscript, how can an editor turn failure into success? Today, in my How To post on the Copyediting blog, I look at defining the errors and remedying the situation without being a mind reader or losing your …
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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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