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1 Basic Copyediting

2 As an editor, your job is to make a document correct, consistent, and accurate.

3 Even if you are not an SME, you can spot probable errors. Hc B Hc B Hc C Hb A Hc

4 “I have review the paper and I see no need to concern about grammar.” “Since this was the first draft I have not used a tremendous extent of vocabulary.” “After going back and double reading my essay I couldn't beleieve how many carless mistakes I had.” “I am also concerned about grammar, which I was criticized for but can not seem to find any errors myself.” “One of my writing concerns is that my paper was not worded poorly.”

5 “i feel that I may have some grammar that I might not have catched.” “By realizing my mistakes I will hopefully not make them on future paper” “How can i imrpve my writting skills in regaurd to my style for my next essay?” “Christians believe that same-sex marriage is immoral and against “God’s” word. While on the other hand, Democrats support same-sex marriage.”

6 “I am wondering if my paragraphs flow good together. Are my sentences not run on. Do I have any grammar mistakes?” “I am also worried that the two paragraphs describing credibility make sense, so please read each paragraph carefully.” “I would also like you to check my opposing oppositions.” “With all this fast moving paste going about it is no wonder the people who are not physically able to do the same get left behind and are alienated.”

7 “It is clear that really both sides are very strong about their opinions, and all the facts must be considered before a concussion can be drawn.” “Using different words in the same sentence can change the way the idea is interpreted.”

8 “On this essay one of my concern is that i wrote it the way that i was suppost to write it. Another concern is that i hope that it is clear for my readers to understand and that i dont have any grammar errors.” “I am conncered thaat my reasons for support weren't vary strong. Also I am afraid my quotes are too long for the readers. Also I think I made some grammatical errors

9 COMPLETENESS: BOOKS, MANUALS, OR LONG REPORTS

10 Define the following (tell what it does and your role) Cover Half-title page Title page Copyright page Table of contents List of table and figures List of contributors Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Executive Summary Chapter/Section Titles/Names/numbers (within a chapter) Abstract Illustrations List of references Half-titles Blank pages Running heads Appendix Glossary References Index

11 COPYEDITING ILLUSTRATIONS

12 The parts of an illustration Callouts Headings Legends Captions Footnotes

13 Rude, C. (2006). Technical editing, 4 th ed. Pearson/Longman. P. 123


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