Copy editing involves checking written material for spelling, grammar, usage and style, as well as other issues, such as libel. It is more in-depth than proofreading and done earlier in the process, before the text is set to type.
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American Copy Editors Society
Focus on journalism. Membership, conference and contest information, as well as training, job and internship listings, discussion group and advice.
Association of Art Editors
A national group whose members exchange information about editorial practices, standards, and job opportunities, both freelance and institutional.
Bay Area Editors Forum
An association of in-house and freelance editors from a variety of publishing and publications settings. It helps employers and contractors find just the right editor. Also helps editors strengthen their skills, contacts, and awareness of professional opportunities.
A Capital Idea
This copyediting blog covers grammar and newspapers like they're going out of style.
For copy editors to gather and discuss topics.
Offers newsletter, job board, training resources and blog for copy editors.
Copyediting List at Indiana University. A list for copy editors and other defenders of the English language. Listserv archives, information on how to join, FAQs, photo album, and resources.
UK-based guide to writing and editing better, with tips, training and practical help.
The Electric Editors
Directory of links and an e-mail discussion list for editors.
EServer TC Library: Editing
A collection of over 150 online resources about editing, indexing and copy editing, annotated and rated by professional writers.
How to Edit Your Own Writing
Detailed 11-point self-editing checklist.
The John Bremner Editing Test
Quiz with answer key from the legendary University of Kansas professor.
National Fellowships for Copy Editors
Information on midcareer fellowships, including lists of previous fellows and conference materials.
The Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors
Overview of newspaper copy editing and style points from a Washington Post copy editor.
Society for Editors and Proofreaders
A professional organization based in the UK for editors and proofreaders. To promote high editorial standards.
Society of Editors (NSW)
A society of freelance and in-house editors working in a range of situations in book, journal and magazine publishing both print and electronic.
The Subversive Copy Editor
Advice for copyeditors on how to negotiate good relationships with writers and colleagues. Carol Fisher Saller is senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press and editor of the Chicago Manual of Style's online Q&A.
Testy Copy Editors
Devoted to news editing. Phillip Blanchard is the founder and proprietor. He edits for hire.
Elisabeth Kauffman's freelance editor's blog about writing and editing fiction.
Yahoo Groups: Copy Editors
Discussion group for copy editors in journalism.
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