Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reading a copyedited manuscript

I just ran a across a recent article about how how to decipher the "redline" copy an author receives from a copy editor.  If you're not used to the process, it can be quite confusing at first glance.

The article by Carol Saller does a great job of introducing the basics.  Although I've been dealing with such redlines for many years, the article a few tips that I found useful.  So whether you're new at the game or a seasoned author, I recommend:
Deciphering a Redlined Manuscript
Carol Saller
Lingua Franca (The Chronicle of Higher Education). 16 Jan 2012.  Accessed 17 Jan 2012.
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