What to Do with an Edited PDF

So you got the changes back from the author and editor, now what do you do with the marked-up PDF? In this lightning-speed tip session you’ll see how to use the built-in tools of Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader DC to find each and every change that was marked, and use a simple trick for quality…

How to Steer Writers Back on Topic

Since you can’t say “Seriously, $266 an hour” when a client gets off topic: advice for keeping writers on task, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

How to Get the Right Images from Artists

How word people can communicate with visual people to reduce costs and aggravation and get better results — in my latest How To column at Copyediting.com.

How to Cushion Author Queries

Professional writers develop a thick skin; they learn not to take suggestions or criticisms as attacks on their self-worth. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I offer tips for using a feather touch with your writers.

Verify to Hone Your Editorial Sixth Sense

Every time you check content, you develop your editorial sixth sense. In my How To column at Copyediting.com today, I give four ways to verify information in the editing before you, 

Copyeditors’ Sixth Sense — Build it Now

Get a life. Your ‘editorial sense’ depends on it.   Those “editorial senses” can lead to unbelievable “saves,” but can you hone them or are you just born with them? Start building your editorial sixth sense with this first set of tips today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. More tips to come.   Can that…