Re: Levels of Edit question

Subject: Re: Levels of Edit question
From: Doreen Mannion <DoreenM520 -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 22:43:46 -0400

In a message dated 97-05-08 13:47:59 EDT, PD33 -at- MEDISPAN -dot- COM (Colleen Adams)

<< I've been following the thread on estimating editing times and want to
know... what are your opinions on the differences between "copyediting" and

This doesn't have anything to do with estimating times, but I view the
difference between copyediting and proofreading this way:

If I'm ask to proof, I tell myself I have to eat a bite of liver (which I
hate) for every mark I make. Or, I may tell myself I have to pay someone $5
for every mark I make. This is goofy, but helps me decide if what I'm marking
is a valid copyedit or if I've drifted into editing land.

a mind is a terrible thing....

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