Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 19, 2009

Copyediting Symbols

An editor makes corrections within the line rather than in the margin (in part because an editor’s changes are typically more extensive), which is why editors prefer to work with double-spaced copy.  An author will see a copyedited version of his novel and will need to go through and check each such notation.  Learning the symbols and what they mean can help this process move more quickly.



  1. Thanks for this!


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