Meet a copy editor who thinks he's a detective.
Someone who looks for clues in every manuscript
Team Lead QA
Years of experience
20 years and 7 months
What does a copy editor do? Description of the role?
A copy editor marks up the manuscript (identifies elements by applying tags for XML parsing), adheres to journal styles and guidelines. They curate the text in terms of grammar, syntax, punctuation, readability and spelling. The copy editor acts as a silent partner in helping the author – communicate his scientific, medical and legal findings to the worldwide audience clearly and effectively. When the author reads the edited manuscript, he/she will be pleased that all the errors in his/her work have been corrected and that the edits preserve most of his/her original expression.
What are the key responsibilities?
- Using Pubkit (article tracking setup) before beginning and post editing each manuscript.
- Reading and understanding all the relevant documents
[ command to editors, task XML document and instruction sheet ] before beginning editing.
- Notifying the PE and the other teams regarding any major mismatch in manuscript.
- Filling up the feedback-based checklist.
- Raising clear queries to the author.
- Stylistic and language editing of each manuscript.
- Running the CEG and Framework tools.
- Updating job status in Dispatch tracker.