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Glossary of Skills

Frequently Used Editorial Terms

Copyediting

Reading a manuscript line by line to correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and syntax and to clarify/resolve inconsistent references. Copyediting can also involve reading a manuscript to improve style, which may mean deleting unnecessary words, substituting new words for incorrect or awkward ones, and rearranging sentences within paragraphs.

Developmental editing

Working with the author(s) to develop a manuscript and ensuring that the finished manuscript meets the publisher’s requirements.

Indexing

Reading and analyzing a text in order to assemble a systematic guide, for use by various readers, to the names and substantive concepts contained in the text; these are represented by individual and grouped entries arranged in an easily searchable order, such as alphabetical, chronological, or numerical.

Editing an index involves assessing its overall usefulness, thoroughness of coverage, logic, and consistency. The indexer or editor evaluates components such as main headings, double-posted entries, cross references, punctuation, accuracy of page references (based on a fair sampling), and the reader-friendly layout of typeset index pages.

Proofreading

Reading typeset galleys and/or page layouts (usually against a copy of the final manuscript) to correct typographical errors and to call problems and inconsistencies to the attention of the editor and/or publisher.

Research

Using public and private resources to gather information on a given subject; compiling that information in a format to be presented to an author or publisher.

Rewriting

Reading a manuscript or collection of materials with the aim of recasting the ideas into a readable format, such as a book or an article. The finished product may bear little resemblance to the original materials.

Substantive editing

Reading a manuscript to suggest changes in the structure of the material; for example, creating a new outline, proposing additions or deletions, recommending changes in tone or emphasis, and inserting such aids to readability as headings, italic or bold type, and lists.

Translation editing

Copyediting, substantive editing, rewriting, or proofreading material that is not in English or was not originally in English.


Index

This index is organized under frequently sought editorial skills and areas of expertise. For more information about a particular editor, see the Members Directory.

African art

Frances Bowles
Monica S. Rumsey

American art

Carolann C. Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Mary Jane Crook
Molly Enholm
Phil Freshman
Amanda Glesmann
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Christopher Howard
Cara Jordan
Marie Ladino
Valerie Ann Leeds
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Christopher Lyon
Debra N. Mancoff
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Laura Napolitano
Jean Patterson
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Robin Veder
Jane Watkins
Sarah Zabrodski

American history

Margaret Barlow
Mary Christian
Phil Freshman
Laura Napolitano
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro

Ancient art

Carolann C. Barrett
Jennifer Boynton
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Judith Hanson
Ann Lucke
Monica S. Rumsey

Annual reports

Carolann C. Barrett
Mary Jane Crook
Christopher Howard
Lisa Meyerowitz
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Laura Silver
Audrey Walen
Queta Moore Watson
Caroline Weaver

Antiques

Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Judith Hanson
Sarah McMillan

Archaeology

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Jennifer Boynton
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Phil Freshman
Ann Lucke
Kate Shugert
Shannon L. Wearing

Architecture/architectural history

Margaret Barlow
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Phil Freshman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Valerie Ann Leeds
Joan Levinson
Christopher Lyon
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Amy Peltz
Katie Reilly
Stephanie Salomon
Jennifer Sime
Margaret Stenz
Shannon L. Wearing
Jennifer Yankopolus

Art appraisals

Lynne Jenkins
Sarah McMillan

Art education

Margaret Barlow
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Jennifer Boynton
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Gregory A. Dobie
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Phil Freshman
Joan Levinson
Sharon Louden
Monica S. Rumsey
Laura Silver
Caroline Weaver

Art history (general)

Margaret Barlow
Carolann C. Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Jennifer Boynton
Mary C. Cason
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Theresa Duran
Molly Enholm
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Tiffany Funk
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Christopher Howard
Lynne Jenkins
Cara Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Deanna Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Christopher Lyon
Sarah McMillan
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Laura Napolitano
Amy Peltz
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Eve Sinaiko
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Jane Watkins
Queta Moore Watson
Shannon L. Wearing
Caroline Weaver
Sarah Zabrodski

Artist biographies and memoirs

Theresa Duran
Daniela Heinze
Sharon Louden

Artists’ books and statements

Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Bean Gilsdorf
John Hicks
Christopher Howard
Cara Jordan
Deanna Lee
Joan Levinson
Sharon Louden
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Jean Patterson
Audrey Walen

Asian art

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Jennifer Boynton
Deborah Del Gais
Molly Enholm
Kelly Flynn
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Deanna Lee
Rose E. Lee
Ann Lucke
Jean Patterson
Monica S. Rumsey
Laura Silver

Auction catalogues

Lynne Jenkins

Baroque art

Mary Christian
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Marie Ladino
Ann Lucke
Sarah McMillan
Monica S. Rumsey

Book arts/book history

Jennifer Sime

British and Victorian studies

Mary Christian
Debra N. Mancoff

Brochures

Carolann C. Barrett
Frances Bowles
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Phil Freshman
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Christopher Howard
Deanna Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Katie Reilly
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Queta Moore Watson
Caroline Weaver

Canadian art

Sarah Zabrodski

Catalogues (exhibition and general museum)

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Frances Bowles
Jennifer Boynton
Mary C. Cason
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Bean Gilsdorf
Amanda Glesmann
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Christopher Howard
Lynne Jenkins
Cara Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Rose E. Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Jenni Lukac
Christopher Lyon
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Jean Patterson
Amy Peltz
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Eve Sinaiko
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Queta Moore Watson
Caroline Weaver
Sarah Zabrodski

Catalogues raisonnés

Carolann C. Barrett
Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cara Jordan
Michelle Piranio
Fronia W. Simpson
Eve Sinaiko
Carolyn Vaughan
Jane Watkins

Children’s publications

Catherine Comeau
Monica S. Rumsey
Carolyn Vaughan

Conservation

Carolann C. Barrett
Catherine Comeau
Judith Hanson
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones

Contemporary art

Catherine Comeau
Molly Enholm
Tiffany Funk
Bean Gilsdorf
Christopher Howard
Cara Jordan
Sharon Louden
Leslie Murrell
Amy Peltz
Katie Reilly
Laura Silver
Sarah Zabrodski

Copyediting

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Jennifer Boynton
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Theresa Duran
Molly Enholm
Brian Eskenazi
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Tiffany Funk
Bean Gilsdorf
Amanda Glesmann
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Christopher Howard
Lynne Jenkins
Cara Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Deanna Lee
Rose E. Lee
Valerie Ann Leeds
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Laura Napolitano
Jean Patterson
Amy Peltz
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Laura Silver
Eve Sinaiko
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Jane Watkins
Queta Moore Watson
Shannon L. Wearing
Caroline Weaver
Jennifer Yankopolus
Sarah Zabrodski

Criticism/theory

Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Bean Gilsdorf
John Hicks
Deanna Lee
Joan Levinson
Christopher Lyon
Amy Peltz
Michelle Piranio
Stephanie Salomon
Eve Sinaiko
Audrey Walen
Shannon L. Wearing
Sarah Zabrodski

Cross-disciplinary/
interdisciplinary

Mary Christian
Tiffany Funk
John Hicks
Cara Jordan
Sharon Louden
Amy Peltz
Stephanie Salomon

Cultural history

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Mary Christian
Debra N. Mancoff
Jean Patterson
Amy Peltz
Robin Veder
Shannon L. Wearing

Cultural studies

Caroline Weaver

Decorative arts

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Rose E. Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
Sarah McMillan
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones
Jean Patterson
Monica S. Rumsey
Fronia W. Simpson

Design and production

Catherine Comeau

Design history

Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Theresa Duran
Phil Freshman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Joan Levinson
Lisa Meyerowitz
Amy Peltz
Katie Reilly
Stephanie Salomon

Developmental editing

Mary Christian
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Amanda Glesmann
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Richard Koss
Deanna Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Christopher Lyon
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones
Lisa Meyerowitz
Amy Peltz
Katie Reilly
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Stephanie Salomon
Emily D. Shapiro
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Jane Watkins
Jennifer Yankopolus

Digital media

Jung May Lee Barrett
Catherine Comeau
Molly Enholm
Tiffany Funk
Karen A. Levine
Amy Peltz

Dissertations and theses

Elizabeth Chapple
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Tiffany Funk
Wendy Greenhouse
John Hicks
Christopher Howard
Cara Jordan
Richard Koss
Deanna Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
Lisa Meyerowitz
Robyn Roslak
Margaret Stenz

Eastern European art

Bean Gilsdorf

English as a Second Language editing

Kelly Flynn
Cara Jordan
Deanna Lee
Rose E. Lee
Michelle Piranio

Ethnic and folk arts

Judith Hanson

European art

Carolann C. Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Jennifer Boynton
Mary Christian
Deborah Del Gais
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Cara Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Valerie Ann Leeds
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Debra N. Mancoff
Sarah McMillan
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Jean Patterson
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Laura Silver
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Jane Watkins
Sarah Zabrodski

Exhibition materials (object and wall labels; text panels)

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Jennifer Boynton
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Bean Gilsdorf
Amanda Glesmann
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Christopher Howard
Cara Jordan
Marie Ladino
Deanna Lee
Rose E. Lee
Valerie Ann Leeds
Ann Lucke
Jenni Lukac
Kathleen Luhrs
Adrienn Mendonca-Jones
Lisa Meyerowitz
Leslie Murrell
Laura Napolitano
Jean Patterson
Amy Peltz
Katie Reilly
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Queta Moore Watson
Caroline Weaver
Jennifer Yankopolus
Sarah Zabrodski

Fashion history

Judith Hanson
Debra N. Mancoff
Carolyn Vaughan

Film

Catherine Comeau
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Phil Freshman
Tiffany Funk
Joan Levinson

Gardens

Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Jean Patterson
Carolyn Vaughan
Jennifer Yankopolus

Grants

Mary Jane Crook
Christopher Howard
Kathleen Luhrs
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Audrey Walen