Category Archive: copy editing

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.

science vocabulary wordle

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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 »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2016/06/how-to-edit-boilerplate-content/

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

 

colourful paper clips

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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.

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

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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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