2 Preparing copy
2.2 Making changes to copy
Most copy is amended on-screen (sometimes called online editing) in word-processing software or in a content management system. If changes need to be approved by, for example, the author or a production editor, revision tracking is used; queries can be inserted as comments or presented in a separate document or email. It is essential that all comments and revision histories are removed before the next stage of production.
When material must be edited on paper, a form of markup adapted from the proof-correction symbols (see
Similarly, if the script is to be entirely rekeyed, all corrections to the text itself are best positioned in the body of the material, above or (if there is space) on the line of type, so that the setter can readily see how they are to be integrated.
An example of marked-up typescript is shown in
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