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Simone Hutchinson, Editing Matters: The SfEP Magazine
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"Not only does it work quickly, it shows the issues and lets you choose your preference. You can change an issue globally or go through each instance individually. Change some and skip others based on the content that is shown in the review box. This was especially helpful for Scripture quotations that showed issues with spelling and hyphenation because they differed from the manuscript’s style sheet. Since they couldn’t be changed, I was able to see which were quotations and which weren’t."
Another feature that helps with Scripture references is the check for acronyms. I appreciate seeing all acronyms for each Scripture version to make sure I caught each translation in the style sheet or for the copyright page. And it let me confirm the levels of headings and subheadings without seeing any other content, which is helpful for manuscripts with multiple levels.
Check for consistent presentation of abbreviations (e.g. Genesis – Gen./Ge./Gn.) Ensure that every abbreviation is defined the first time it appears. Make sure each abbreviation is defined only once, defined only in one way, and only used if it appears more than once.
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Jeanne McKane, Jeanne McKane Editorial Services
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Lauren Holder Raab, Blue Pencil Editing
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