The Art of Copyediting Blog

Sporadic musings of an editor addicted to orderly working

Why is training and mentoring essential in academic copyediting?

A typical daily copyediting problem

A question that some students had asked me off and on came to my mind. It was about using (or omitting) a comma before the conjunction but. We all know that we'll have to look at it on a case-by-case basis. But to explain this I needed to have a bunch of...

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Offshore editorial function in India in scholarly/academic publishing: lost opportunities and potential for growth

Copyediting outsourcing to India

It was sometime between the late 1980s and early 1990s that the experiment to “outsource”—the term was not common then—editorial work to India began. Typesetting had been there for some years, and it was perhaps felt that copyediting too...

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