The amount of mark-up you get back from the editor doesn’t signal how good or bad the writing is. But it can be disconcerting to see your work heavily marred in red. Here are two ways you can try to minimize the distraction of tracked changes.
What’s the difference between copyediting and proofreading? You can make better decisions and get a more satisfactory outcome if you understand the differences before hiring an editor or proofreader to help you.
Here’s a useful infographic by Editage Insights which summarizes their article on “Most common reasons for journal rejection.” How can an editor help you avoid these problem issues?
You want to equip your editor with all the information she needs to do the job. What points should you provide when handing over your manuscript?
Copyediting is where I feel I can be of most use to my clients. Here is how I like to work with them, and the broad questions I’ll be asking.