Another share from The Book Designer
Copyediting or Proofreading? Getting the Most for Your Editing Dollar by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas — The Book Designer.
Thanks, Yvonne. I agree that the final proofread should be after formatting etc but I was a disappointed that editors used editing tools ’cause I thought they did everything themselves. Now I’m going to sus out these editing tools and use them myself.
Thanks for commenting, Dale. The one ‘tool’ mentioned is the ‘review’ screen in Word. It always has human eyes on it and is in human control. The editor does the editing and the program records what the editor suggests/changes, so the author can accept or reject these changes. The editor is still doing it him/herself. I am not familiar with any other tools, personally. I have just begun editing and this ‘tool’ is invaluable – for both editor and author.
Oh you mean like track changes? Of course, that’s a very useful tool. I was thinking Grammarly or something like that.
I can see how you’d think that. And anyone who uses Grammarly, spell check, or grammar check needs their head read. 🙂