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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
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Phil Freshman
Amanda Glesman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Cara M. Jordan
Marie Ladino
Valerie Ann Leeds
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Debra N. Mancoff
Laura Napolitano
Jean Patterson
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Jane Watkins

American history

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

Ancient art

Carolann C. Barrett
Jennifer Boynton
Catherine Comeau
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Judith Hanson
Ann Lucke
Monica S. Rumsey

Annual reports

Carolann C. Barrett
Mary Jane Crook
Laura Silver
Audrey Walen
Caroline Weaver

Antiques

Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Judith Hanson
Sarah McMillan

Archaeology

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Jennifer Boynton
Mary Christian
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Phil Freshman
Ann Lucke

Architecture/architectural history

Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Phil Freshman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Valerie Ann Leeds
Joan Levinson
Katie Reilly
Stephanie Salomon
Margaret Stenz
Jennifer Yankopolus

Art appraisals

Lynne Jenkins
Sarah McMillan

Art education

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

Art history (general)

Carolann C. Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Jennifer Boynton
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Cara M. Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Deanna Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Sarah McMillan
Laura Napolitano
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Laura Silver
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Jane Watkins
Caroline Weaver

Artist biographies and memoirs

Theresa Duran
Sharon Louden

Artists’ books and statements

Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Cara M. Jordan
Deanna Lee
Joan Levinson
Sharon Louden
J. Makary
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
Kelly Flynn
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Deanna 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

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
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Phil Freshman
Judith Hanson
Deanna Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
J. Makary
Katie Reilly
Laura Silver
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Caroline Weaver

Catalogues (exhibition and general museum)

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Frances Bowles
Jennifer Boynton
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Amanda Glesman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Cara M. Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Debra N. Mancoff
Laura Napolitano
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Jean Patterson
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Laura Silver
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Caroline Weaver

Catalogues raisonnés

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

Children’s publications

Catherine Comeau
Monica S. Rumsey
Carolyn Vaughan

Conservation

Carolann C. Barrett
Catherine Comeau
Judith Hanson

Contemporary art

Catherine Comeau
Cara M. Jordan
Sharon Louden
J. Makary
Katie Reilly
Laura Silver

Copyediting

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Jennifer Boynton
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Amanda Glesman
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Cara M. Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Deanna Lee
Valerie Ann Leeds
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Laura Napolitano
Jean Patterson
Michelle Piranio
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Laura Silver
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Jane Watkins
Caroline Weaver
Jennifer Yankopolus

Criticism/theory

Mary Christian
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Deanna Lee
Joan Levinson
J. Makary
Michelle Piranio
Stephanie Salomon
Audrey Walen

Cross-disciplinary/
interdisciplinary

Mary Christian
Cara M. Jordan
Sharon Louden
Stephanie Salomon

Cultural history

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Mary Christian
Debra N. Mancoff
Jean Patterson

Cultural studies

Caroline Weaver

Decorative arts

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Kathleen Luhrs
Sarah McMillan
Laura Napolitano
Jean Patterson
Monica S. Rumsey

Design and production

Catherine Comeau

Design history

Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Theresa Duran
Phil Freshman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Joan Levinson
Katie Reilly
Stephanie Salomon

Developmental editing

Mary Christian
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Amanda Glesman
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Richard Koss
Deanna Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Ann Lucke
Katie Reilly
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Stephanie Salomon
Emily D. Shapiro
Jane Watkins
Jennifer Yankopolus

Digital media

Jung May Lee Barrett
Catherine Comeau
Karen A. Levine

Dissertations and theses

Elizabeth Chapple
Wendy Greenhouse
Cara M. Jordan
Richard Koss
Deanna Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
J. Makary
Laura Napolitano
Robyn Roslak
Margaret Stenz

English as a Second Language editing

Kelly Flynn
Cara Jordan
Deanna Lee
J. Makary
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
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Cara M. Jordan
Richard Koss
Marie Ladino
Valerie Ann Leeds
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
Debra N. Mancoff
Sarah McMillan
Jean Patterson
Katie Reilly
Robyn Roslak
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Laura Silver
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Jane Watkins

Exhibition materials (object and wall labels; text panels)

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Jennifer Boynton
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Kelly Flynn
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Amanda Glesman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Cara M. Jordan
Marie Ladino
Deanna Lee
Valerie Ann Leeds
Ann Lucke
Kathleen Luhrs
J. Makary
Laura Napolitano
Jean Patterson
Katie Reilly
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Laura Silver
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Caroline Weaver
Jennifer Yankopolus

Fashion history

Sheila Flaherty-Jones
Judith Hanson
Debra N. Mancoff
Carolyn Vaughan

Film

Catherine Comeau
Phil Freshman
Joan Levinson
J. Makary

Gardens

Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Jean Patterson
Carolyn Vaughan
Jennifer Yankopolus

Grants

Mary Jane Crook
Kathleen Luhrs
J. Makary
Laura Napolitano
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Audrey Walen