Monthly Archives for November 2018

Shh! What Do Editors Mean by ‘Silent’ Changes?

With Word’s Track Changes turned on, every insertion or deletion an editor makes is visible to the author. Silent changes happen when the editor switches Track Changes off so that the author can’t see what’s been changed. Sounds sneaky, doesn’t it? Almost nefarious. It’s easy to imagine authors bristling at the notion. But there’s a […]

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My Editing Checklist

When used by doctors and air-traffic controllers, checklists save lives by ensuring that critical steps aren’t missed during high-stress situations. Editing doesn’t involve life-or-death stakes (usually), but checklists are still helpful for reducing complexity and lessening the burden on memory for routine tasks. Even after spending forty or more hours on a manuscript, it’s easy, […]

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