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EDITORIAL GUIDELINES FOR LIGHT, MINIMAL AUTHOR QUERY COPYEDITING
- Ensure chapterwise consistency in spelling and editorial conventions in a contributed book and bookwise consistency in a monograph. Style sheets provided.
- Ensure publisher house style is adhered to (e.g., usage of serial comma [if US style], single/double quotes, presentation of decades/centuries, etc.).
- Correct grammatical errors (especially if the author is not a native speaker of English) such as wrong prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, verb tenses, subject–verb agreement, punctuation, etc.
- Run a spell check and ensure US/UK spelling consistency (use a subject-specific dictionary for names and terms).
- Check for consistency of hyphenated and capitalized terms.
- Ensure that acronyms are expanded at first occurrence in the text. Query author to provide if not provided.
- Query author for awkward constructions and sentences that do not make sense.
- Ensure articles/prepositions are used correctly.
- Check for casing in section heads.
- Edit table heads and table body for grammar and sense.
- Edit figure captions for grammar and sense.
- Ensure footnotes have been edited.
- Use “USA” as a noun and “US” as adjective.
- Do not apply grammatical rules in quoted material and references.
- Do not edit the reference list/bibliography.
- Do not edit author affiliations.
- Do not edit reference, figure, and table citations.
- Do not edit mathematical expressions and equations.
- Do not edit numbers and units.
A language editor works on a manuscript and cleans it up of grammatical and spelling errors. Special care is taken not to change the author’s content and meaning. Any change that might affect the original intent of the sentence needs to be queried to the author. It is also important that consistency is maintained, especially with regard to hyphenated and capitalized terms and casing in headings. When editing files by non-native authors, attention should be paid to article/preposition usage as well as awkward sentences. Any sentence that does not make sense needs to be queried.
A language editor should be sensitive to what is scientific jargon vis-à-vis wrong usage and should learn to respect authors’ writing styles as long as it is not confusing to the reader.
When a text is poorly written (i.e., requires extensive rephrasing/rewriting), the editor should alert the publisher as this would require a higher level of editing.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILES
- Always accept the files in “.doc” format.
- Open the chapters using MS Word 2007.
- The files are structured and you should be able to see pink tags.
- If you are unable to see pink tags, press ctrl + shift + x to view tags.
- If you are still unable to view pink tags, please do not proceed and inform us.
- DO NOT modify/copy/paste schema tags.