Category: Copyediting/Proofreading

  • The Trouble With FANBOYS

    Here’s an article by Erin Brenner that talks about how everything we learn in school isn’t always 100% accurate. She elaborates on the famous FANBOYS rule.

  • Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (MSTP)

    MSTP is a valuable resource for technical writers and editors. You can download it from this site: http://www.tdrs-us.com/ It is listed there as MSTP.CHM When you download it to your computer, it will be a zipped file. When you unzip it and try to use it, if you see ‘Page not displayed’ or ‘Navigation to […]

  • Handy English Language Presentations

    If you are a copy editor or English language expert who has been asked to give a presentation on English grammar, here’s a useful link for you. This link contains several English grammar presentations that you can use to “teach” your colleagues. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/powerpoint.htm

  • Eats Shoots and Leaves: Book Review

    If there is one book on punctuation I’d recommend to everyone, it’s “Eats shoots and leaves” by Lynne Truss. In this book, Lynne Truss has dealt with all matters related to punctuation in a humorous and engaging fashion. This not only removes the “boring” tag associated with the subject of punctuation, but also gets people […]

  • Avoiding the pitfalls of micro-editing

    Here’s a nicely written article on how to distinguish between essential and non essential editing.  http://www.jeanweber.com/newsite/?page_id=23 Source: Internet

  • Debunking some myths about copyediting and proofreading

    Here’s a  good write-up for those considering getting into the line: http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-5260.html

  • A copyeditor’s checklist

    Checklist Attached is a comprehensive checklist for all copyeditors.

  • On Copyediting

    Check out this article. It’s a fun read. http://www.ibiblio.org/copyed/Stepp.html

  • Copyediting vs. Proofreading

    www.m-w.com decribes a copyeditor as one who prepares copy for the typesetter or one who edits and headlines newspaper copy. A proofreader is defined as someone who reads and marks corrections in typeset text. So clearly, a copyeditor is the one who edits copy before the proofreader. After the copyeditor is done with his or […]

  • Proofreading software

    These days there is software for almost every kind of need. So it is with proofreading as well. There is proofreading software available these days by the name of whitesmoke. They claim that it checks for spelling errors, grammatical errors, punctuation errors, and that there is a synonym dictionary and idiom dictionary in the package. […]