Titivillus Editing for the Health Sciences
Preparing ideas and research results for publication
Timothy DeVinney, Copy Editor, Titivillus Editorial Services, London
For research and ideas in the health sciences (books, articles, or presentations)
The pages linked to below give a survey of each stage and the steps involved in getting support from a copy editor to prepare books, journal articles, or presentations. The procedure pages give details regarding how to complete some of these steps.
Send a sample at no cost or obligation, for an estimate of what work needs to be done, how long it will take, and how much it will cost.
As copy editor, I will evaluate your MS and estimate the work required, time, and cost (at no charge or obligation). Note: every effort is made to ensure confidentiality in all communications, including encryption with PGP if needed.
Agree on how to communicate between you and your copy editor, what exactly the copy editor will and will not do (see full tasklist and agreement form orshort version of tasklist and agreement), what style of formatting should be applied to text and references, when the MS will be ready, how much you will pay, and terms regarding cancelations, etc.
procedure page: being
kept informed and tracking your project
When tasklist, terms, and schedule have been agreed, send all text, tables, and figures for editing by the copy editor. A deposit toward the total cost of copyediting is normally required at this point.
As copy editor, I will prepare the text as agreed in stage 3. (I do not outsource work to others.)
The copy editor will format reference citations, correct the reference list and bibliography, and, if so agreed, find any missing details as required.
procedure page: comparison chart of different reference styles
The copy editor will sort out the layout and formatting of tables according to what is required by the publisher or journal, and check that the data presented are consistent with what is reported in the text.
The copy editor will check figures for copyright permissions, touch up the figures if needed, edit labels and other text, correct any mistakes in figure numbering, try to ensure that what is shown in the figures corresponds to what is described in the text, and, if necessary, convert the figure files to the correct resolution and color space (as required by the publisher or journal).
procedure page: selected journal and publisher guidelines for preparing illustrations and figures
The author will receive the final book, article, or presentation from the copy editor.
When completely satisfied with the work completed, the author(s) will remit the balance of payment due to the copy editor.
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