Copyediting

Copyediting is quickly becoming a favourite pastime. Monitoring for inconsistencies, repetition, style incongruities, and readability is at the same time deeply relaxing, and also a puzzle waiting to be solved.

Below is an example of some copyediting I did for a classmate I met at the University of Calgary. M is responsible for writing the policies and procedures required at her engineering firm. I made some suggested changes to encourage a firmer tone and identified inconsistencies. As always, my favourite part of the copyediting project was the creation of a unique style sheet.

While my classmate has kindly allowed me to publish this piece, she requested, understanably so, that some of the proprietary information be redacted.

Copyediting: hardcopy

hardcopy

Copyediting: text editor

texteditor

Custom style sheet

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