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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Corporate/institutional copyediting training, Part 1: Optimizing training time

Back in the days when I learned copyediting, we worked on hardcopy manuscripts, and the world itself was spinning at a rather much lower pace. We didn’t have any structured training; we were taught some titbits here and there, had some definite do’s and don’ts, some style points...

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