copyediting

Apostrophes, Fonts, Misty Trees and Other Decisions

by Kim Pearson on August 26, 2014

My copyeditor, Lauren Hidden (www.hiddenhelper.com) finished editing the first of the seven haiku books, and is now closing in on finishing the rest. A commenter on Lauren’s Facebook post about this editing job asked this question: “How the hell does one edit haiku’s?” Pretty funny, considering that he answered his own question by putting an […]

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The Wonderful PDF Lady

by Kim Pearson on October 9, 2012

Copyediting means trying to catch and fix all the errors in a manuscript. It is a tedious job, and not one for perfectionists, because perfect does not exist. If you’ve been writing or working on a manuscript for a while, those small and pesky errors, such as “I’m got an idea” instead of “I’ve got […]

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