Identifying the author’s tone while editing is crucial. Luckily there are two important editor-friendly elements to help with this.
In addition to the editing they were hired for, copyeditors are tasked with maintaining and refining the author’s unique writing style.
Without good team communication and coordination, a proofreading project can quickly become disorganized and confusing for everyone involved.
The easy camaraderie of the editor community can often lead us to forget our manners. Thankfully, there are easy ways to avoid this.
How do you balance the needs of a diverse audience on religious topics? By respecting everyone.
Editing copy meant for a religious audience requires becoming familiar with the religion’s writing style.
Because copyediting is often a collaborative process, it’s important to set and maintain boundaries that promote a healthy work environment.
Before deciding whether to replace “social” with “sociable,” learn about this centuries-old zombie rule that stumps copyeditors to this day.
A rule exists claiming that the word “appreciate” should not be used to mean “value.” Interestingly, multiple dictionaries beg to differ.
Sometimes, copyediting rules can be subjective. The common yet controversial use of the word “get” is no exception.