Standard editing

In addition to light editing tasks, standard editing generally involves

  • ensuring consistency of numerals, abbreviations, alphabetical or numerical lists, use of italics;
  • improving word choice, transitions, and overall fluency;
  • ensuring consistency of in-text citations and end-of-chapter references;
  • making art and text correspond;
  • checking numbering and completeness of references, footnotes, and bibliographies;
  • adding credit lines as stipulated;
  • ensuring agreement of table of contents with headings;
  • marking callouts for tables, figures, footnotes, and cross-references;
  • ensuring that headings within chapters are parallel in construction, number, and frequency;
  • keeping a style sheet (for the client);¬†and
  • formatting footnotes or endnotes, references or bibliography entries.