comprise vs. compose and other things people may not care about

When I used to hire copy editors for large academic projects, I got to know the work of each talented editor quite well. I learned a lot from reviewing the changes and choices they made. As the years went by, I also became familiar with what one editor would focus in on as opposed toContinue reading “comprise vs. compose and other things people may not care about”

don’t believe what you read

Consider what is being read, why it was written, and whether it makes sense. Critical thinking, generally defined as thoughtful evaluation, is a crucial editorial skill. Beyond being detail oriented, line or copy editors can and should apply some measure of objective analysis to stay mindful of facts that may be incorrect, statements that shouldContinue reading “don’t believe what you read”