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Reading typeset galleys and/or page layouts (usually against a copy of the final manuscript) to correct typographical errors and to call problems and inconsistencies to the attention of the editor/client/publisher.
Reading a manuscript line by line to correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and syntax and to clarify/resolve inconsistent references. Copyediting can also involve reading a manuscript to improve style, which may mean deleting unnecessary words, substituting new words for incorrect or awkward ones, and rearranging sentences within paragraphs.
Working with the author(s) to develop a manuscript and ensuring that the finished manuscript meets the publisher’s requirements.
Reading a manuscript to suggest changes in the structure of the material; for example, creating a new outline, proposing additions or deletions, recommending changes in tone or emphasis, and inserting such aids to readability as headings, italic or bold type, and lists.
Reading a manuscript or collection of materials with the aim of recasting the ideas into a readable format, such as a book or an article. The finished product may bear little resemblance to the original materials.
Using public and private resources to gather information on a given subject; compiling that information in a format to be presented to an author/client/publisher.
Reading and analyzing a text in order to assemble a systematic guide, for use by various readers, to the names and substantive concepts contained in the text; these are represented by individual and grouped entries arranged in an easily searchable order, such as alphabetical, chronological, or numerical.
Editing an index involves assessing its overall usefulness, thoroughness of coverage, logic, and consistency. The indexer or editor evaluates components such as main headings, double-posted entries, cross references, punctuation, accuracy of page references (based on a fair sampling), and the reader-friendly layout of typeset index pages.
Copyediting, substantive editing, rewriting, or proofreading material that is not in English or was not originally in English.