In addition to the editing they were hired for, copyeditors are tasked with maintaining and refining the author’s unique writing style.
Articles Tagged copyediting
The Value of Communicating and Coordinating in Proofreading
Without good team communication and coordination, a proofreading project can quickly become disorganized and confusing for everyone involved.
Asking for Work or Advice? Mind Your Manners
The easy camaraderie of the editor community can often lead us to forget our manners. Thankfully, there are easy ways to avoid this.
Dealing With Religious Terms: Many Faiths
How do you balance the needs of a diverse audience on religious topics? By respecting everyone.
Dealing With Religious Terms: One Faith
Editing copy meant for a religious audience requires becoming familiar with the religion’s writing style.
Maintaining Editing Boundaries
Because copyediting is often a collaborative process, it’s important to set and maintain boundaries that promote a healthy work environment.
“Social” vs. “Sociable”: Another Zombie Rule Bites the Dust
Before deciding whether to replace “social” with “sociable,” learn about this centuries-old zombie rule that stumps copyeditors to this day.
Do We Appreciate the Breadth of Appreciate?
A rule exists claiming that the word “appreciate” should not be used to mean “value.” Interestingly, multiple dictionaries beg to differ.
Getting Rid of Get?
Sometimes, copyediting rules can be subjective. The common yet controversial use of the word “get” is no exception.
How to Get Your First Freelance Editing Client
Now that your freelance editing business is ready to take off, it’s time to learn the ins and outs of securing your very first client.