Copyediting

Lianne Slavin, Managing Production Editor at Manchester University Press, came to teach us all about copyediting. we practiced a lot on unedited versions of documents and comparing our choices with the edited document. The two main things I’ve learnt: Judith Butcher’s Copy-Editing is one of the copyediting bibles. In short, copyediting is about looking out for stuff…

Commissioning Editors – an overview

Have you ever wondered what an editor is exactly? Maybe they spend their time diligently pruning manuscripts or maybe they lounge around in coffee shops with authors until ideas come bright and hard. Well, no. Unfortunately. To start with, there isn’t just one type of editor: there are commissioning editors, production editors, copyeditors, line editors,…