One of the most common mistakes inexperienced editors make is to stick too closely to the rules.
There’s no one right way to organize a style sheet. In this post I’ll use my own organizing scheme as just one example. (more…)
Copyediting is guided by principles of grammar, spelling, usage, and style. These principles have been developed over time and documented in major reference works, which I always list at the top of the style sheet. (more…)
The style sheet is a unique, customized document created by the copyeditor during the editing process. It is also one of the most underused tools in publishing. (more…)
On Thursday, January 9, 2014, I’ll be speaking on a panel about the different kinds of editing and how to work with editors. (more…)
Before I copyedit a manuscript, I make sure I know the answers to a few key questions. I have found that by identifying certain facts about a project, I can be more effective and efficient in my work. (more…)