Adrienne (scieditor)

Author's details

Name: Adrienne (scieditor)
Date registered: May 25, 2011
URL: http://www.catchthesun.net

Biography

An editor of words, mostly those in instructional materials — and mostly on technical subjects such as science.

Latest posts

  1. Flag Problem Words Automatically — February 9, 2016
  2. How to Regain the Critical Ear — February 8, 2016
  3. How to Attune Your Ear to the Author’s Voice — February 1, 2016
  4. Open PDFs in Their Own Windows, Not Tabs in Acrobat DC — January 27, 2016
  5. What Is Proofreading? — January 25, 2016

Most commented posts

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  2. Basic PDF Mark-Up for Copy Editors and Proofreaders — 16 comments
  3. How to Find Freelance Editing Work — 10 comments
  4. Thinking of a Career in Editing? — 9 comments
  5. Surprising 2-Step Trick to Find the Going Rate in Your Market Niche (podcast) — 16 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 09

Flag Problem Words Automatically

This macro flags problem words in the MS. My favourite part of the Copyediting Newsletter treatment of my latest “Technically Speaking” column is the explanation of the parts of the macro. You can cut and paste this macro into your Word program. The column tells you how to customize it.

What I omitted for delicate readers were all the rude words my own macro flags so that words like pubic and cum don’t make it into the high school textbooks that I work on.

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

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Copyediting Newsletter Feb-Mar 2016

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/02/flag-problem-words-automatically/

Feb 08

How to Regain the Critical Ear

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When you are used to preserving the author’s voice, it can be a challenge to keep changing it when asked. Tips on how to re-attune your ear to the target voice, today in my How To column at Copyediting.comRead the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/02/how-to-regain-the-critical-ear/

Feb 01

How to Attune Your Ear to the Author’s Voice

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How to attune your ear to an author’s voice so that you can preserve it while you edit — today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/02/how-to-attune-your-ear-to-the-authors-voice/

Jan 27

Open PDFs in Their Own Windows, Not Tabs in Acrobat DC

There are two ways to open PDFs in their own windows in Adobe Acrobat DC: the New Window option or setting the default in Preferences. This 1 minute demo video shows you how.
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This works in either the free Reader or Pro versions.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/01/open-pdfs-in-their-own-windows-not-tabs-in-acrobat-dc/

Jan 25

What Is Proofreading?

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What proofreading is and isn’t, and when it happens to words within the production cycle — today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/01/what-is-proofreading/

Jan 19

How to Survive a Heavy Editing Job

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Those editing jobs that make doing your taxes look good? I have a host of tips for eating that frog, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com. And with that, I shall take my “walk in the sunshine” reward. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/01/how-to-survive-a-heavy-editing-job/

Jan 04

Editing Certificate or Certification?

Certification is an easy way to stand out from the crowd, and it’s not the same as taking a certificate program. Three sources for certification, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/01/editing-certificate-or-certification/

Dec 28

Find Time to Learn This Year

After narrowing down the learning possibilities last week, we find time to learn this year, in my How To column at Copyediting.com today. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/12/find-time-to-learn-this-year/

Dec 22

Deciding What to Learn This Year

Tweet this quote.I’m taking on InDesign, mostly so I can work more effectively with designers and the rest of the production team (i.e., be less annoying for them). Part of that plan is learning to use InCopy, which I hope publishers will see as a real benefit to their workflow.

Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I guide you through some steps in dreaming up what you should learn this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/12/deciding-what-to-learn-this-year/

Dec 17

How to Set Word’s Language Preference for Spell Check

Tweet this quote.There are two places you need to set the language preference in MS Word: in Styles, and for each paragraph. Learn how in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/12/how-to-set-words-language-preference-for-spell-check/

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