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During a copy-edit, I will look at:

  • ​spelling
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • document structure​​ and completeness
  • consistency
  • presentation of tables and figures
  • ​style​
  • ​​​suitability for intended audience​.
I copy-edit in Microsoft Word; depending on a client's requirements, I use templates, styles, track changes, and the commenting feature. I can prepare basic templates where required. I use PerfectItReferenceChecker​ and other macros, where appropriate.

I am experienced at working with authors to resolve queries regarding content and structure, and ensuring any changes resulting from those queries are incorporated into a document.

​The Society for Editors and Proofreaders has an excellent FAQ page on copy-editing​.