Managing Risks in Editing

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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.

Mentioned in this post:

  1. Getting paid
  2. When there’s an error in the manuscript (aka always)
  3. Red flags that warn a project is perhaps best turned down
  4. Using checklists while editing
  5. Taking ongoing training (professional development)
  6. Getting paid might include a 50% deposit.
  7. When copy might result in libel or injure a reader
  8. Backing up files (see the June–July 2016 newsletter)
  9. Keeping notes and having a business executor
  10. Ways to lower the potential losses (to clients) because of critical illness or death
  11. The reality that their work won’t be perfect

 

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

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