Category Archive: copy editing

Aug 08

Legal Liability and the Copyeditor

You know when the publisher wants you to accept responsibility for copyright infringement, plagiarism, and other legal issues that end up in print? No. Don’t do that. Strike out that clause. It’s a ridiculous request. Find out more in my post on Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 03

Conference Engagements, NYC & Rochester

I am friends with only half of the speakers’ list for the EFA conference next month. I am really looking forward to meeting the others!EFA logo

Introducing PDF markup using the free Acrobat Reader DC is what I’ll be demonstrating first. I’ll even throw in some advanced tricks so that you can wow your team right away.

Monday, August 29th, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Simultaneous Session C (as of this post)

The next day, I join a couple of my closest colleagues on a panel about Taking Your Business to the Next Level. We’ve done such a panel before and several projects spun off from it.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Simultaneous Session M


C-C conf logoWord Tricks for Editors will be my longer, hands-on session at Communication Central in October. Join me at this intimate communication intensive in Rochester.

Saturday, October 29th, 3:15–5:15 p.m. Concurrent Session A

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Aug 01

How to Sort Lists in Word

How to use that little Sort button today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.screen capture of Sort button in Word for Mac 2016 (365)

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Jul 25

How to Remove Auto-Numbering in Word

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 18

How to Speed Up Editing

Work faster, and easier. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, tips for making editing more efficient.

What made you a faster editor? Leave a comment, or join the discussion over on Facebook or Twitter.

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Jul 08

Do Kids Know That Word? Science Edition

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 every week. My words will appear again there in August.

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Jul 05

Labelling Notes in Tables

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.


 

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

floppy disk table

Photo by Jurgen Leckie, used under CC BY-ND 2.0 license.

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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.

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

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