Some editors have waiting lists full of projects. How do they get the deadlines to move? For some, they have “clients” who prefer them. Secondly, they ask.
Here’s an overview of what you can expect on the job and the kinds of work available.
Misspellings are everywhere. The intentional misspellings are words in their own right and are part of the slang vocabulary.
Going from a busy copy room to roommates, a cat, and no one to bounce around ideas with has been challenging.
A challenging task of editing is dealing with citations. Precision and correctness are important but the work itself is often mechanical and tedious.
The adverb too, as common and as useful as it is, can also be a source of irritation for editors.
No matter how a prospective client finds you it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re a good match.
A style sheet is a useful tool for writers and editors. It essentially outlines the formatting, layout, spellings, and preferences for a specific manuscript.
A picture is worth a thousand words but is a fuzzy picture worth any words at all?
The Chicago Manual of Style moves into proofreading software for the first time, and PerfectIt will be its platform.