In this module we switch to the perspective of the copyeditor in order to become familiar with how OJS facilitates the copyediting process. OJS allows the copyeditor to share the revised manuscript and communicate with the section editor and author.
Note that the video shows the copyediting process in Microsoft Word 2013. However, the process is roughly the same in most word processing programs.
Also keep in mind that your journal’s copyeditors (and authors) will often use different word processors. To deal with this, your editorial team may decide that the journal will use a system of bolding text, such as the Harvard Educational Review “Instructions for Making Electronic Revisions to the Manuscript,” a system that works in any word processing software. These instructions are available via a link in OJS, which we’ll see in the video.
For this activity, you need to login as your Copyeditor and perform the initial copyediting functions as described in the video and readings. If any questions arise while doing this, please post them in the comment section below.
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Who can customize the copyediting instructions linked from the copyeditor’s interface?Correct
No — this must be done by the Journal Manager.
Copyediting is a critical role for any publication. Have you ever worked as a copyeditor? Can you provide a few examples of the major responsibilities of a Copyeditor?