Basic Copyediting

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Basic Copyediting
As an editor, your job is to make a document
correct, consistent, and accurate.
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Even if you are not an SME, you can
spot probable errors.
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• “I have review the paper and I see no need to
concern about grammar.”
• “Since this was the first draft I have not used a
tremendous extent of vocabulary.”
• “After going back and double reading my essay I
couldn't beleieve how many carless mistakes I had.”
• “I am also concerned about grammar, which I was
criticized for but can not seem to find any errors
myself.”
• “One of my writing concerns is that my paper was
not worded poorly.”
• “i feel that I may have some grammar that I might
not have catched.”
• “By realizing my mistakes I will hopefully not make
them on future paper”
• “How can i imrpve my writting skills in regaurd to
my style for my next essay?”
• “Christians believe that same-sex marriage is
immoral and against “God’s” word. While on the
other hand, Democrats support same-sex
marriage.”
• “I am wondering if my paragraphs flow good
together. Are my sentences not run on. Do I have
any grammar mistakes?”
• “I am also worried that the two paragraphs
describing credibility make sense, so please read
each paragraph carefully.”
• “I would also like you to check my opposing
oppositions.”
• “With all this fast moving paste going about it is no
wonder the people who are not physically able to
do the same get left behind and are alienated.”
• “It is clear that really both sides are very
strong about their opinions, and all the facts
must be considered before a concussion can
be drawn.”
• “Using different words in the same sentence
can change the way the idea is interpreted.”
• “On this essay one of my concern is that i wrote it
the way that i was suppost to write it. Another
concern is that i hope that it is clear for my readers
to understand and that i dont have any grammar
errors.”
• “I am conncered thaat my reasons for support
weren't vary strong. Also I am afraid my quotes are
too long for the readers. Also I think I made some
grammatical errors
COMPLETENESS: BOOKS,
MANUALS, OR LONG REPORTS
Define the following (tell what it does
and your role)
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Cover
Half-title page
Title page
Copyright page
Table of contents
List of table and figures
List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
Chapter/Section
• Titles/Names/numbers
(within a chapter)
• Abstract
• Illustrations
• List of references
• Half-titles
• Blank pages
• Running heads
• Appendix
• Glossary
• References
• Index
COPYEDITING ILLUSTRATIONS
The parts of an illustration
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Callouts
Headings
Legends
Captions
Footnotes
Rude, C. (2006). Technical editing, 4th ed. Pearson/Longman. P. 123
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