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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When your file doesn’t start on page 1, it is helpful to have the PDF show you the absolute page numbering, not the relative page number in that file. Such customization is particularly helpful for indexing and other page-number-sensitive markup that editors do. If the PDF is the final product (such as an ebook), renumbering is also a service to readers.
Here’s one way to do it (in pictures):
*You need the full Acrobat program to customize the page numbering on a PDF. The Reader version does not have this function.
See this earlier post for instructions on using Acrobat 9, X, or XI to customize PDF page numbers.
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This works in either the free Reader or Pro versions.
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So you got the changes back from the author and editor, now what do you do with the marked-up PDF? In this lightning-speed tip session you’ll see how to use the built-in tools of Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader DC to find each and every change that was marked, and use a simple trick for quality assurance.
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The MagPi magazine used in this demo is used under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. All markup is fictitious and does not constitute a comment on the content.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/12/what-to-do-with-an-edited-pdf/
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Visuals aren’t just those pretty things that push the words aside. Graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and other illustrations help readers make sense of complex ideas. They help the reader orient to the text, and address visual and spacial learners that might be left behind by words alone.
Editors at various stages of manuscript development and quality assurance must comment on the visual elements of the product. Below you will find checklists of things that should be checked and flagged at each stage, and resources for learning more about effective visual communication.
These resources are presented in answer to Professional Editorial Standards requirement C5: that editors “Recognize when graphic elements must be edited to clearly and effectively convey the intended meaning,” with recommendations made by my colleagues in both editorial and design. Specific hat tips appear at the bottom.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/04/editing-visual-components/
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Author of the latest guide to Canadian spelling, Elizabeth d’Anjou, talks to me today about what she found out when researching the related chapter for the about-to-be-released (online only) Editing Canadian English. We talked about a lot more spelling issues that I could cover in a single post, so watch for more in future Canadian, Eh? columns at Copyediting.com.
Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/its-about-more-than-our-eh-canadian-spelling-update/