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Improve the Consistency and Quality of Your Copyediting

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8 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Course

    • 2. Creating a Style Sheet

    • 3. Creating Checklists

    • 4. Using PerfectIt

    • 5. Using Editor's Toolkit Plus 2018

    • 6. Trying Grammarly and WordRake

    • 7. Using other Microsoft Word Add-ins

    • 8. Course Recap

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This course will provide tips and tricks for improving the consistency and quality of edited text. It is designed for people who edit written material, either on a freelance or full-time basis. The videos address style sheets, checklists, editing add-ins for Microsoft Word, and automated grammar checkers. 

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Jeremy Rehwaldt

25 years editing, writing, and teaching


Hello! My name is Jeremy Rehwaldt. By drawing on my twenty-five years of experience as a copyeditor and nearly twenty years as a college professor, I can help you achieve your goals, whether that's to improve your effectiveness as an editor, increase your productivity, or build your freelance business. 

Over the years I've made lots of mistakes, tried lots of tools, and developed a workflow that's effective for me. I'm looking forward to sharing some of what I've learned, and I encourage you to ask questions, make comments, and engage in the learning process—I'm here to support you along the way. 

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1. Introduction to the Course: Hello. This force improving the consistency and quality of copy editing does just that. It provides tips and tricks for improving the consistency and quality of texture. Weight is designed for people who edit written material, either on a freelancer full time basis. I've worked as a copy editor for more than 20 years and completed more than 200 book length projects in that time in the process that made a lot of mistakes, tried a lot of tools and developed a workflow that's effective for me. And I'd like to pass along to you some of what I've large note, however, that the course does not teach you how to become a copy editor or provide information about the mechanics of editing. Instead, it focuses on how to use available tools to do your job more effectively. Well, I usually work on Mac. I've done my best throughout to describe comparable software on both Mac and Windows platforms. The course is eight videos and all this first video introduces course. The second video explains how I use style sheets toe let my clients know the particular decisions I made in the editing process. In the third video, I turned checklists, describing how they could be used to make sure you don't miss any steps in the editing process. Following that, I've included four videos that looked a particular jewels. One Explorers editors Tool kit plus by editorial, one demonstrates perfected by intelligent editing. One compares Word Rake and Graham early to tools that provide an automatic review of grammar issues. And then one video briefly describes a few other add ins for Microsoft Word. The course could lose with RECAP video. I've designed the videos to be someone independent, so feel free to jump from video to video, choosing the topics that applies to your situation. I encourage you to ask questions and add comments that this course meets your specific needs throughout the course. I describe particular products and services, and I'll explain the extent which I have used most. The time I predict sense of experience with items I'm describing, but I might mention other similar items you could try. I don't have any association with them, and if I provided links or not affiliate links there just to make it easier for you to locate what I've mentioned, this course includes a brief project developing a checklist for editing. I encourage you to participate early and often in that project, submitting your ideas, questions and work in progress so that we could all learn from each other. There's more information on the project tab and in the video I'm making checklists. Thanks for joining me. I look forward to working with you in the coming days. 2. Creating a Style Sheet: Welcome back. Today we're gonna talk a little bit more about style sheets. Perhaps the most valuable tool for improving the consistency of the editing is a well constructed style sheet. The gold, the style sheet. It's a document all of the particular editing decisions that you made in the project, whether that be helping your worship, expelled numbers should be treated how unusual reference styles were dealt with. How proper now is have been spelled, which type codes were used and so on. Even when using a standard style such Chicago, a standard dictionary such as Webster's 11th and the Publishers House style. There's still decisions to be made throughout the process. I find that even if a decision you've made is based on one of those styles, the people reviewing the editing might not be familiar with the intricacies of the style guides. So concise list of the important pieces that you're employing can be helpful, particularly if the author has contravened the style. In other words, explaining, I have enforced the serial comma or numbers less than 100 have been spelled out can provide a quick explanation. As the author reviews the changes. There are a number of different ways to organize a style sheet. I have seen some editors who organized the entire document alphabetically with Spellings. Other decisions integrated into one list. Something like You see, here I have a somewhat different approach. Let me walk through one of my establish eats. The first section indicates the project I'm working on and includes my name. The next section is a list of words here. I provide any words that seem unusual or whose spellings I have changed repeatedly. If there are foreign phrases that Aaron Webster's and thus should be enrollment rather than italic, I indicate those. Similarly, if I made changes to hyphenation, I indicate those words and then in parentheses explain why I made the change. This is particularly true for words that author hyphenated that I'm closing up, and there's a lot of those since both Webster's and Chicago tend towards a close style. Depending on the length of the project, I may have a separate section for proper noun. Their names, regardless of whether I place proper now, is in a separate list on the same list. It's a very important step, and it saves a lot of time to include proper now hours. By doing so, it's a lot easier to catch names. They're spelled more than one way in the project. Several authors have noted to me, after completing a project that such a comprehensive list of proper now's has made the preparation of the index much easier as well. So the next section afterwards includes style decisions that I've implemented. This section always includes things like the use of serial commas, the format of dates, whether European or American, before man of numbers when they're spelled out. And when numerals used whether that which distinction has been enforced, how words used as words are treated. Whether you lip sees at the beginning, end of quotation should be removed, and so on. Next is a section describing how references are formatted. Often I'll just say that I use the standard style such a Chicago. Even in such cases, there's there sometimes exceptions or references that require some interpretation. In particular, I include information about whether access dates are needed for websites, how you RL's are to be formatted and so on for editing projects requiring type codes also include a list of all the type codes I've used in the document. I also use the South sheet for two other things. First, I the section I title issues to consider. I use this as a scratch pad of sorts, toe identify potential problems, inconsistencies or things I need to return to later as I'm working through the project. For instance, if there's ongoing use of gender, exclusive language and my query one instance in the text. But I'll probably also include a note about it in this section. In other words, this serves as a place to identify general queries that are not necessarily tied toe one particular location in the text. If I run across an awkward sentence that I can't immediately figure out how to fix, I might copy and paste it here so that I can return to it later at the end of the project and then work back through the section carefully and a resolve as many of the issues as I can be, reorganized the list and see. Make sure that all of it is framed in a way that will be helpful to the author. The last section of the style sheet is only for me. I deleted at the end of the project. I call the section where I am. I used to keep track of which files and pages I've already edited and which remained to be edited when I take a break from editing a copy and paste the current sentence to the end of the style sheet, along with a note about which files being edited and where in the document the sentences using the running word count inward. I didn't edit documents someone out of order and at a parts of document such as the notes before turning to the text by tracking all of this at the end of the style sheet, I don't get confused or skip any of the pieces. Once the project is done, I delete this in the final style sheet that I send along with the Red Line files. Periodically. During the editing process, I renamed the style sheet using the current date. In fact, that something I do it all the files. Because of this, I have several versions of most files and have yet to lose more than a short bit of editing . Even when word crashes, as it inevitably does. I hope that's helped you understand a little bit about how you style sheets and can help you as you think about revising or or improving your own style. She's thanks for watching. 3. Creating Checklists: Greetings. Welcome back. I recently accompanied a friend to surgery were both surprised by the frequent use of checklists in the hospital to ensure that every step was followed precisely again and again , one person after another, the healthcare professionals asked, What's your name? What is your date of birth? What procedure are you here for? Each action they took was entered into the computer eyes chart. It seemed a bit excessive, but such repetition and use of checklists reduces errors. I recommend the book checklist manifesto by Otto Gwanda. In it, he describes the way the checklists have reduced error rates and made both surgery and commercial airline flight much safer by riding out the key steps in the many complex procedures required for both surgery and flight. What's true, hospitals and commercial airlines is also true of editing. There are a series of complex, repeated procedures, and we'll experienced surgeons, pilots and editors engage in the respective tasks. Routinely, there's always the possibility of missing a step, or at the least, of spending mental energy trying to recall steps. Checklists provide easy way to offload some of the knowledge and skill acquired over time, and they're an effective way to assure that all the steps in the editing process have been completed effectively, that we don't have to rely on your memory for me. I find the checklist particularly useful at ensuring that I have, for instance, double check all the spelling and all the headings when I edit scholarly journals. Checklists have prevented me from submitting issues with misspelled names of the table contents or misspelled words in the running heads, things that can be easy to overlook when focused on the main text in an article. While you're likely to have a mental checklist that describes the process of moving through your own editing projects, right, we all do. Let me highlight a few things that are on my written list, which I've also included in the resource you're welcome to adapted as needed for your own projects. Most of these items have to do with checking for specific errors were checking for consistency between similar elements in a project. For instance, as I indicated earlier, a double check spelling in all headings. I check spelling in the running heads and compare the running heads to the titles or the elements that they draw from. I checked names in the text against online sources and query is needed. It's remarkable how often names are misspelled. I checked heading levels to make sure that the outline structure of the chapter makes sense . I checked the table, the chapter titles against the titles that table contents to make sure that they're the same. And very often they're not. If people have revised their chapter names in edited volumes or journals, I check the spelling of article or chapter authors names to those names as they're presenting the table contents. I also make sure to run spell check in, perfected on all files before completing a project. I also double check the list of Red Line files against the list of original files to make sure that I haven't skipped over a captions file or some other extraneous file that it noticed when I was editing the main text. The list goes on, but you get the idea would be very easy for me to miss one of these steps. And in fact, I have. When I didn't have a checklist to guide me. Project for this skill share course used to create a chance. Don't worry if you haven't come up with all the possible things, too. The point of the project is for us to share our ideas and learn from each other. I encourage you to participate early enough from submitting your ideas, questions, a work in progress. In this video, I provided some of the things that I included a checklist that you may have others on the project page. Just list possible things that you think are important to check for in a project. It could be a simple, bulleted list of tasks. To be sure you complete when editing as you prepare your checklist, you might consider the following three questions. First, what have I forgot to do during previous editing projects? Second, what errors have I noted in books or articles that could been fixed? Defender had used a jump list. And, third, what parts of the manuscript tend to be overlooked and might require additional chicken? Thanks for your participation of afford to see your ideas and learning from them. Thanks for watching 4. Using PerfectIt: intelligent editing has created Perfected, which analyzes manuscripts for many types of inconsistencies. Every single time I've used perfected on a book lamp project, it's located a number of problems I had seen, and because of that, I highly recommend it. Perfected has an annual subscription fee of $70 per year per user, and I think it's a great value at that price. There's a word added for word for Windows. And then there's a cloud based version that also integrates into word that allows you to use with more recent versions of work for Mac, including Office 3 65 were 2016 and we're 2090 when I'm using it to review a project that's been divided into separate files for each chapter I first used Auditoriums Editors Toolkit the ad document feature, which I discussed in another video and that pulls all of the chapters together in one file that way perfected can check, for instance, inconsistencies across the entire manuscript was all the files are together. In one document you can choose perfect it from the ribbon. You can then choose which tests you would like it perform. It will give you a set of options, you'll notice that there are a large number of possible tests that you conduct. It will check for hyphenation and dashes of phrases of words proper use of in dash. In addition, it can check various spelling consistency errors, having to similar words preferred spellings, spelling variations, accents used in some cases and not using other instances as well. Common type graph players. In addition, it can check to see if numbers are either spelled out or use numerals in a consistent way. Abbreviations. Various sorts can be checked. There are a number of chest having to form a formatting. Consistent capitalization. Consistent use of lists. If you have a comment house style, you can also integrate that into the perfected tests. Once you have selected the test that you would like to use, press start to begin. Let's start to begin. You will then see perfected run through a series of tests, and in each case it will either indicate that the test was passed. Order will indicate some errors that has found, For instance, here you'll see that it has found high school on hyphenated ones and high school hyphenated . Once down here, it indicates the context and if you click here, it will go to that area. You could hear it will switch the other one and again highlights it. In the document itself. You can click fix to fix it where you can fix it manually by entering the change that you like to make. Once you have resolved that particular error, even then click next here you will see that it found phrases that are capitalized in different ways. Catholic Church, in some cases, capitalize with both words. In some cases, a couple of the instances churches, lower case. We can see what's going on here. Looks like this was an a quotation, and this was in another quotation. Where is the rest of them were all capitalized And so therefore, we can leave that alone and click next to move onto the next test and so on, and we can move through the various tests until it's complete. The trial version of Perfected is available from the intelligent editing website. If you'd like to try it out, I hope that give you some ideas of what it's capabilities are an idea about whether or not you'd like to use it yourself. Thanks for watching 5. Using Editor's Toolkit Plus 2018: Microsoft, where it has many, many features. But few of those features beyond track changes, are designed specifically for editors. However, there are a number of small software companies devoted to supporting our work. Jack Lyons The editorial has a suite of tools for various aspects of editing process Editors. Toolkit Plus 2018 includes many of the most significant tools, including things like file cleaner notes, stripper polar, Megara, Placer Word Counter, this fixer and a bunch for why you can buy these various at and separately, usually for about $29 apiece. I believe it makes a lot more sense to buy the whole package for $97 as you're bound to find uses for many of the events it runs on word 2016 to 2019 for Mac, as well as word vision versions for Windows from Work 2010 to the present. So there's a bunch of different tools as part of this tool kit, but I'm gonna focus just on to that I used more often than any other file cleaner and poor . Let me start with file thier, which I use every day. Pfeil senior helps clean up a file to prepare it for editing, for instance, it can automatically remove extra spaces in the text. MOVED. Taps change straight quotes to curly quotes Move punctuation with quotation marks is appropriate fix and in em dashes, roof spaces around and actress and much more. When I open a new file for editing, I always begin by using several of these features within file cleaner before turning on track changes. Here, I'll show you file cleaner as well as some of the other features of editors to Okay plus Select Editors Tool Kit Plus from the ribbon. You'll see a number of features of editors tool kit itself having to the revisions formatting navigating through the document that working with the document itself, you can add documents together to make a longer document or split a document into chapters and various changes with the text itself, such as transposing words. Then there are a variety of word Adan's that go with editors to get plus file cleaner allows you to engage in a lot of cleaning of the texts during. I usually do this during the pre redlining state. So before I formally begin editing, you can fix tabs, spaces and returns, fixed punctuation, fixed dashes and so on. You could also do a batch cleanup, which allows you to select particular parameters for changes and then run all of those at once so you can save those that save that set of settings and then run it all at once without having to make the selections each time. Let me demonstrate just a couple of the features of file cleaner, and you'll be able to see why it's so handy instance that there are There's an extra space here, so as just an example, so we just put this anywhere well. Then click the fix spaces and you will see here that now that space has been removed. Here's another example. Here we have hyphen with two spaces, which really should be an em dash. So if we just click them, we again. We're just click anywhere the document. Click the em dash button, and it fixed both of those and turning them into proper em dashes. Here you'll notice that the quotation mark is inside the period rather than outside the period. If we click this to fix the punctuation with quote marks, we'll see that it transposed that automatically, so each time you click one of the tools it will fix it will make all of those changes throughout the document. And having done so, the file is in much better shape to begin it. Note. Stripper can strip notes that have been automatically embedded by Microsoft. Word Puller allows you to extract in text citations, which I'll describe in a moment. Word counter allows you, as you might expect to count the number of words, but it also creates a list of words, which could be handy if you want to be see if words have been spelled in slightly different ways. So if we run that, we'll run that only of active document. You'll see here that has made a list of all the words and how often they have been used in the document. And then you could alphabetize this to see if there are words that are similar. But it's spelled in slightly different ways, or if there are words that are used much too often, they're frequently use words that you would like toa switch out for synonyms. Better still, Kit Plus is more than five. It also automates many of the repetitive tasks and provide some tools that otherwise require setting up additional keyboard shortcuts, work such a showing, hiding revisions and also had some features, such as transposing words of the touch of a key and providing a cumulative copy and paste future. You could even change text into proper title case lowering propositions. And so on. Another of the tools within enters to a kid. Plus is puller. Polar is amazingly useful in a very calamitous situation when editing a long name script with in text citations. As you may know, some ending jobs require checking in text citations. Upon reaching, one editor looks up the reference and bibliography to make sure that is President Billy our Feet and that the reference is correctly spelled and so on in a boat with thousands of such citations in a lengthy bibliography. Checking these manually is really, really time consuming puller stream like does that process by pulling all instances of the limited text. So just text within pregnancies and placing them in a separate document. As you can see here, there are a few different preferences you can set so that addresses the need of your particular project. After you've run the process, which would sometimes take a while. You'll end up with a list of all instances of such delimited text. Here's an example of output. As you can see, this is not completely automated process as some items and prophecies are not in text. Citations and some in text citations have only years or page numbers. However, it finds the vast majority of citations. What's the citations? Air pulled into the separate document. I manually separate the citations that have more than one entry, so each item in the list contains just one entry, as you can see here and then after ties, all the entries using the sort feature delete entries that are not in text citations and then check the list against the bibliography. When I find an error I didn't search in the main document for that injury inquiry has needed. Then when I'm editing the manuscript, I only need to check those insects in text citations that have years or page numbers alone in the scholarly monograph. This application alone can save many outfits. I hope that gives you some idea of the power of Adam's. From that I highly recommend Editor Tool Kit Plus is among the very best resource is for increasing the consistency, quality and efficiency of your Thanks for watching 6. Trying Grammarly and WordRake: Hello. In this video, I'll describe and evaluate word rake Ingraham early to applications that automatically review documents for grammar errors and help tighten up pros marking superfluous words, making suggestions for changes and so on. This video is aimed at answering a couple of questions. First, are these services useful for professional editors? Second, how do they stack up against other services such as perfected and editors toolkit? And you can watch other videos in the course for more information about those tools? Graham early at graham early dot com, explains that it quote. Make sure everything you type is clear, effective and mistake free and boat. Its website notes that Graham Early quote scans your text for common and complex grammatical mistakes spanning everything from subject verb agreement article used to modify replacement. And and then it also explains, The errors it finds is just a moment. There's a limited free version that requires a sign up, and then there's a paid pro version that's $29 a month, or a $139 a year. The pro version provides a much more comprehensive review, checking for more than 400 errors and generates a report about the document. The pro version can also check writing for plagiarism Word rate and we're great dot com, in contrast, says that it quote titans tones and clarifies your writing. Its key selling point is that it makes writing more concise by removing unnecessary words. So that's it, that's it's focused. The cost for board rate is $129 a year for either word or Microsoft Outlook or $199 per year if you want it to be used for both and there's a seven day free trial, if you want to check it out to see if it's worth it for you, you'll note that both are aimed and writers rather than editors, in contrast to Perfect It and Editors Toolkit, which are focused specifically on creating consistency for editors. So both of those tools help you do your jobs and editor more efficiently and effectively. In theory, word raking Graham really could help in this way also, by making sure you notice places where text could be improved. Let's take a look at each of the services in action to see if they live up to that expectation. I'll show you the tools at work with a couple of different files to give you a good sense of how they operate. Word Rick integrates into Microsoft Word. Note that while it works with most recent versions of Word for Windows, it only works for specific versions of word for Mac 2016 or 2019 not older versions. It's also worth noting that a word great license works with only one computer, which can be a pain if you have a desktop at home in a laptop for carrying around once you've installed it, which is an easy process is a it's available as one of the tabs on the ribbon. Open the file you'd like to review, then click the word rate. I time it will take the apple while to do its job, depending on the length of your file. I found that with my Mac Book Pro, which has an I seven processor in the most recent version of word word. Rape processed about 800 words a minute, about three double spaced pages, much, much slower than its own claims of 15 to 35 pages a minute to use word rake selected from the ribbon and click the rate. But this is in real time, and you'll see for the short two paragraph text, it still takes a while to rip in these nine senses is made six suggestions. As you'll see it focuses on making the writing more concise by removing unnecessary adverbs like white. You're consensus of opinion could be shortened just to consensus due to the fact that can be short, too, because in the near future can be short too soon. This to be is unnecessary, and here are the cause of can be changed to cause to move from active, passive to active and to make it shorter. So if one of the goals of your editing is to make the writing more concise, where great can be rather useful, let's take a look at another example. I've already gone through the word Rick process for this article excerpt, and you'll see that the recommendations that makes some of them are find some of them are not. So in each case it has changed more than two over. I personally prefer more than I think. It is somewhat clearer, and all of those have been changed. Some transitional phrases at the same time have been removed in order to make the writing more concise. Some of the recommendations air fine here have been working to respond has been short to been responding. In this ends. Many predominantly Anglo Christian churches, both Protestant Catholic, are reaching out to recent immigrants. Word. Rick has suggested that reaching out to recent immigrants be changed to contacting recent immigrants. We don't think is a slightly different meaning, so I would be likely to reject that change here, the way that has been changed to how so Most of the recommendations are just fine. And again, the recommendations focus on making the writing more concise rather than fixing other grammar errors. Now that we've looked at word drake, let's turn to Graham early next. Graham Early has a Web based service as well as the desktop app for both Mac and Windows. It also integrates with Microsoft office, but importantly only for Windows. So I'll show you Graham early at work in the Native Mac app by copying and pasting text into the APP, you'll see that it works very quickly, analyzing a document within a few seconds. He's even for a lengthy article here is the Graham early interface for the Native Mac app. And let's look at that same bad paragraph and see what Graham really has come up with. If you click the correct with assistant, it will provide specific information about each of the things that's found and what changes a recommend recommends. Those changes are categorizing different ways. Here we have punctuation, conciseness, clarity and variety that has made suggestions about the punctuation. Recommendations often are incorrect, I find. So here, for instance, says it appears you're missing a comma before the quarterly conduction and in a compound sentence, right, so it suggests a comma before and here. You'll note, if you read sense. It was quite warm, but the birds were chirping happily in the verdant trees. The wind was briefly broke, blowing, too, and throw, and the gentle waves lapped at the beach. So, in fact, there is no need for a comma after two. That would be an incorrect suggestion. On the other hand, it found several of the same issues of wordiness that we saw in word Rick earlier. So consensus of opinion is changed. Consensus do the fact that is changed because in the near future has changed too soon, so it did not find all of the same problems as word rate. But I found some of them. If we look here at the same article excerpt as we checked with word, Rick earlier will see that it has not found the same issues of conciseness. In fact, they did not find any issues of concise is as word rake. But it did find some other issues. So it found, apparently to grammar issues here. The now phrase dramatic demographic change seems to be missing a German or before the rural Midwest has undergone dramatic demographic change in the past several decades. So is recommending inserting a or the here. I think it's actually fine as it is here. It suggests that the proposition in may be incorrect. Okay, let's read. Since, for example, the white population decreased in more than 85% of Nebraska counties, and it's suggesting that we change that to buy. For example, the white population decreased by more than 85% of Nebraska counties. That is incorrect so again has provided some incorrect recommendations, along with some helpful recommendations. Now that we've looked at both of applications, we can see a few things. Both of them were able to find some egregious errors. Both myths, um, important errors. And both made incorrect suggestions. All that is to say, these tools require discernment, as you can simply accept this suggestions they give. Depending on how much your focus is on wordiness when you're editing, they might provide some helpful hints that will allow you to catch a few more errors than you would otherwise. But they require very careful rejection of inappropriate suggestions. I purchased subscriptions of both word breaking Graham early so I could test them out and provide this video to, and I'm really not sure whether I'm going to renew the subscriptions when they lapse. At the moment, I think that both of them are at best, a supplement for a good editor to use. They probably would improve a person's writing if they're used by writers as a standalone tool. But they don't come close to replacing editor, and they're both relatively expensive for the value they provide. At least in my opinion, I hope this video has provided you with some insight into whether you would like to use these services in your own work. Thanks for watching 7. Using other Microsoft Word Add-ins: in this video, I like to very briefly mentioned a couple of other tools for Microsoft Word. I have not used either of these extensively, but they're well regarded. Among other copy editors. The first is Edit Tools, which was created by rich Aidan at words and sink. Like the other tools, it can help you improve your editing, efficiency and effectiveness. For instance, it can check to make sure that reference numbers are listed in order. In your file, you create specific spelling lists that it would use to check the project, and it also adds enhanced search tools toward as well as much, much more. It's available for Windows only, and I haven't really put it through his paces. But I know this highly regarded by their computers, and you might want to take a look at it. The other resource, called computer tools for editors, is actually a book of work. Mac Rose by Paul Beverly. That can help you with many aspects of editing consistency, including checking for American versus British spelling, checking for proper announce their spelled more than one way and much, much more thes Macron's work on both Windows and Mac versions, word and they take a little bit more effort because you have to create the Mac Rose. But the book describes how to do that. I haven't fully integrated them into my own workflow, but I've heard a lot of positive things about them and best of all the books free, so you can try them out and see if they work for you. I hope that this provides you a couple additional resources to draw on as you refine and improve your own editing Workflow. Thanks for watching. 8. Course Recap: welcome back, and thanks for participating in this course I trust. The videos have provided you with some new ideas for improving your copy editing. Whether it's how to develop an effective style sheet, possible items to include on a checklist or editing software tools to make your life easier . Participating in the course community is an important step that will make the course even more worthwhile. As you may remember, the project for this skill share course is to create a checklist. The point of the project is for us to share ideas and love one another. I encourage you to post your ideas about checklist items, even if you haven't developed a full checklist. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and learning from it with you things again for participating. In course. I look forward to seeing you again in another courses