Category Archive: copy editing

Jun 28

How to Edit Boilerplate Content

Fact checking the boilerplate content, a checklist in my latest How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

How to Limit Author’s Alterations

How do you deal with a writer who can’t stop writing, even when the manuscript has moved on in the process? Get three ideas in this week’s How To column at Copyediting.

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May 24

10 Ways to Word a Sensitive Query

“Really, again?”

“How is this even possible?”

“Huh?”

Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, we look at wording editors can use to soften their exasperation and phrase a query with the respect the writer needs. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16

Why We “Maggie” a Doc(x) to Rescue It

“Is that you?” Maggie Secara often gets asked. “Yeah, that’s me,” she says. “What can I say? I’ve never been a verb before.”

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Find out why you might Maggie a document, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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May 09

How to Query Plagiarism

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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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May 02

The Do-Over Edit

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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 mind over differences of opinion.

 

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Apr 25

Correct Facts without Insult

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There’s a factual flub in the copy. Today, find tips on how to query factual errors without insulting the writer, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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