Tag: Copy Editing
How We Give Feedback Matters
by Xochitl Bott
There are four stances to take when giving feedback to an author. Are editors choosing the right one? Have you ever received harsh feedback on...
Why Copyeditors Are Still Needed
by Rebecca Youngs
Research suggests that audiences prefer copyedited articles. In an age when almost everyone has access to the internet, online publishing is easier than ever. With...
Should Editors Use Grammarly?
by Simon Laraway
Computer programs that offer automated feedback on writing are quickly becoming commonplace for students—but writers and editors cannot rely on these programs for accurate suggestions....
Do Writers Feel Pressured to Accept Your Edits?
by Emma Campbell
Creating a healthy author-editor relationship is essential for ensuring that published material maintains accuracy and value and that authors feel respected. The relationship between an...
How Important Is Copyediting in Online News?
by Kenzie Holbrook
As news has shifted from paper to online over the past several years, copyediting has fallen through the cracks. Why has this happened? As the...
Effective Quality Assurance in User-Generated Content
Is there a place for editors in user-generated content (UGC) online? If so, how can they effectively ensure quality? Social media platforms have started to...
Online Editing: The Effects of Technology on Future Editors
“Higher education institutions need to give their students experience drafting, editing, and commenting on each other’s work online.” —Zimmerman and Yohon (2002) I am currently...
Which Editing Mistakes Could Cost You a Job
Are you looking for an editing job? Do you want to know which editing mistakes will automatically disqualify you from the position? Then this is...
When Newsrooms Cut Copy Editors
Copy editors are a valuable resource to prevent the risk and cost of reprinting due to errors. Between 2002 and 2012, the workforce of copy...
How to Use Corpora to Edit Technical Articles Effectively and Accurately
Corpora are quickly becoming mainstream in the field of linguistics. But can they help us become better technical editors as well? A corpus is a...