Category Archive: copy editing

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/

Dec 07

How to Get Word Ready for Editing

Tweet this post.11 auto settings in MS Word to turn off before 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/2015/12/how-to-get-word-ready-for-editing/

Oct 26

Copyeditors’ Sixth Sense — Build it Now

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Those “editorial senses” can lead to unbelievable “saves,” but can you hone them or are you just born with them? Start building your editorial sixth sense with this first set of tips today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. More tips to come.

 

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/10/copyeditors-sixth-sense-build-it-now/

Oct 19

How to Tell a Proofread from a Copyedit

Tweet this post.When your magic eight-ball isn’t handy, follow these steps to figure out what is wanted when you’re asked to “look this over”: proofread, copyedit, line edit, or something more substantive. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/10/how-to-tell-a-proofread-from-a-copyedit/

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/09/how-to-remove-personal-metadata-from-a-word-file/

Sep 18

Camel Case in Canada, Eh?

Camels in Canada? Only in my Canadian, Eh? column today, at Copyediting.com. We explore internal capitalization of trade names. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/09/camel-case-in-canada-eh/

Sep 14

Strategies for Leaving No Check Behind

Tweet this post.Strategies to note and track copyediting tasks — today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/09/strategies-for-leaving-no-check-behind/

Sep 09

Tools for Correcting Eggcorns

Tweet this post.There is no egg in acorn. How to detect and correct misheard sayings and expressions, today in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/09/tools-for-correcting-eggcorns/

Sep 02

Checklist for Citations and Reference Lists

Tweet this post.Get a handy checklist today for checking, in-text citations and reference lists, today in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/09/checklist-for-citations-and-reference-lists/

Aug 31

How to Prepare for Succession

Tweet this post.Lying in your hospital bed is no time to realize that you should have left notes about your work in progress. Get tips you can use right now to prepare for the unexpected and make sure that your projects don’t flop when you do—today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/how-to-prepare-for-succession/

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