Metrics and the Terminology of Editing

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Friday, June 17, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Chair: Mark Fretz, Director of Editorial Services, Scribe Inc.
Panelists: John Ferguson, Journals Production Manager, University of Wisconsin Press; Juliana McCarthy, Managing Editor, Book Division, Johns Hopkins University Press; Anita Samen, Managing Editor, Book Division, University of Chicago Press

When we determine that a manuscript requires a light, medium, or heavy copyedit, what exactly do we mean? This session examines the correlation between our hunches about and the metrics of manuscript editing, and the accuracy of the terminology and measurability or the corresponding work copyeditors do. The target outcomes of the panel include building a consensus on terminology and what we collectively mean by that terminology, as well as identifying the most promising metrics to associate with copyeditor performance.

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