I’d love to write you an in-depth column on how to edit more efficiently, but I don’t have the time to write it—and I’ll bet you wouldn’t have time to read it. Instead, three quick reads that will speed up your tasks.
See the previous posts in this series on costly issues for additional information on the top three costly manuscript issues that copyeditors can help authors and publishers spot and avoid: copyright, attribution, and libel. Attribution, Part 1 expanded on the basics and gave some helpful resources for specific fields and genres.
See the previous posts in this costly issues series for additional information on the top three costly manuscript issues that copyeditors can help authors and publishers spot and avoid: copyright, attribution, and libel. This post and the next look more closely at attribution.
One of my clients heads up a new content marketing department at a large company, and he has hired me to copyedit and to keep the style sheet. Because the department is new, all the documents we’ve been working on are now going through an in-house review for branding and legal issues.
It seems, unbeknownst to both my client and me, that the company also has an extensive media style guide, so the copy was reviewed for that as well.
I’m comfortable with that. Tell me what I didn’t know, and I’ll happily absorb those rules into my style sheet and correct for them going forward.