quick tip: editing reviews

A book review I wrote for an HCA corporate publication

This will probably have limited application, but I thought I’d pass on a tip for proofreading album, book or DVD reviews in layouts. Make sure you check the title that’s in the copy against the cover photo that accompanies the review. Often writers are working from an advance review copy and titles frequently change prior to release. Most likely the cover art is the most up-to-date and accurate information. Also check that everywhere the title is mentioned — in the heading as well as in the copy and photo — it is identical in spelling, punctuation, etc. I actually caught an inconsistency on my own review, which proves you can’t trust a writer even if she purports to be some kind of editing expert …

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One response to “quick tip: editing reviews

  1. This holds true for copy editing and proofreading books as well. Once had a book get to near-final stage when it was discovered the Table of Contents was based on the working title of the book, not the final. Double-check, double-check, double-check!

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