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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-American studies

Dinah Berland

African art

Frances Bowles
Stephen Robert Frankel
Sandra Knudsen
Monica S. Rumsey

American art

Carolann C. Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Sara Cody
Mary Jane Crook
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Molly Enholm
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Amanda Glesmann
Wendy Greenhouse
Nancy Grubb
Judith Hanson
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Cara Jordan
Sandra Knudsen
Marie Ladino
Valerie Ann Leeds
Joan Levinson
Kathleen Luhrs
Christopher Lyon
Debra N. Mancoff
Lisa Meyerowitz
Jean Patterson
Michelle Piranio
Susan F. Rossen
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Margaret Stenz
Kristin Swan
Carolyn Vaughan
Robin Veder
Timothy Wardell
Jane Watkins
Sarah Zabrodski

American history

Margaret Barlow
Mary Christian
Phil Freshman
Chris Keledjian
Kathleen Luhrs
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro

Ancient art

Carolann C. Barrett
Jennifer Boynton
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Judith Hanson
Sandra Knudsen
Monica S. Rumsey
Eve Sinaiko

Annual reports

Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Christopher Lyon
Lisa Meyerowitz
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Laura Silver
Kristin Swan
Audrey Walen

Antiques

Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Kathleen Luhrs

Archaeology

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Jennifer Boynton
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Phil Freshman
Judith Hanson
Sandra Knudsen
Kate Shugert
Timothy Wardell
Shannon L. Wearing

Architecture/architectural history

Margaret Barlow
Jennifer Boynton
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Chris Keledjian
Valerie Ann Leeds
Joan Levinson
Christopher Lyon
Lisa Meyerowitz
Monica S. Rumsey
Stephanie Salomon
Jennifer Sime
Margaret Stenz
Jane Watkins
Shannon L. Wearing
Jennifer Yankopolus

Art appraisals

Lynne Jenkins

Art education

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

Art foundations

Laura Ruby

Art history (general)

Margaret Barlow
Carolann C. Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Jennifer Boynton
Mary C. Cason
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Sara Cody
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Theresa Duran
Molly Enholm
Kelly Flynn
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Tiffany Funk
Wendy Greenhouse
Nancy Grubb
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Lydia Jones
Cara Jordan
Sandra Knudsen
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Deanna Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Jenni Lukac
Christopher Lyon
Debra N. Mancoff
Lisa Meyerowitz
Michelle Piranio
Robyn Roslak
Susan F. Rossen
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Eve Sinaiko
Markee Speyer
Margaret Stenz
Kristin Swan
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Timothy Wardell
Jane Watkins
Shannon L. Wearing
Sarah Zabrodski

Artist biographies and memoirs

Theresa Duran
Daniela Heinze
Lydia Jones
Sharon Louden
Kristin Swan

Artists’ books and statements

Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Catherine Comeau
Stephen Robert Frankel
John Hicks
Cara Jordan
Deanna Lee
Joan Levinson
Sharon Louden
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Jean Patterson
Markee Speyer
Audrey Walen
Carrie E. Wicks

Asian art

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

Auction catalogues

Lynne Jenkins

Baroque art

Brian D. Hotchkiss
Marie Ladino
Monica S. Rumsey
Jane Watkins

Book arts/book history

Jennifer Sime

British and Victorian studies

Mary Christian
Debra N. Mancoff
Kristin Swan
Jane Watkins

Brochures

Carolann C. Barrett
Frances Bowles
Sara Cody
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Deanna Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
Christopher Lyon
Lisa Meyerowitz
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Carrie E. Wicks

Canadian art

Sarah Zabrodski

Catalogues (exhibition and general museum)

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Dinah Berland
Frances Bowles
Jennifer Boynton
Mary C. Cason
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Sara Cody
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Theresa Duran
Kelly Flynn
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Amanda Glesmann
Wendy Greenhouse
Béatrice Grenier
Nancy Grubb
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Lydia Jones
Cara Jordan
Sandra Knudsen
Haruko Kohno
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Deanna Lee
Rose E. Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Kathleen Luhrs
Jenni Lukac
Christopher Lyon
Lisa Meyerowitz
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Jean Patterson
Michelle Piranio
Robyn Roslak
Susan F. Rossen
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Stephanie Salomon
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Jennifer Sime
Laura Silver
Fronia W. Simpson
Eve Sinaiko
Markee Speyer
Margaret Stenz
Kristin Swan
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Jane Watkins
Carrie E. Wicks
Sarah Zabrodski

Catalogues raisonnÚs

Margaret Barlow
Carolann C. Barrett
Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Deborah Del Gais
Gregory A. Dobie
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Béatrice Grenier
Cara Jordan
Christopher Lyon
Michelle Piranio
Susan F. Rossen
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Eve Sinaiko
Margaret Stenz
Carolyn Vaughan
Jane Watkins
Carrie E. Wicks

Children’s publications

Catherine Comeau
Lory Frankel
Monica S. Rumsey
Carolyn Vaughan

Conservation

Carolann C. Barrett
Catherine Comeau
Judith Hanson
Stephanie Salomon

Contemporary art

Sara Cody
Catherine Comeau
Molly Enholm
Tiffany Funk
Cara Jordan
Béatrice Grenier
Haruko Kohno
Sharon Louden
Laura Silver
Markee Speyer
Kristin Swan
Sarah Zabrodski

Copyediting

Carolann C. Barrett
Jung May Lee Barrett
Margaret Barlow
Dinah Berland
Jennifer Boynton
Mary C. Cason
Elizabeth Chapple
Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Sara Cody
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
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Tiffany Funk
Amanda Glesmann
Nancy Grubb
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Cara Jordan
Chris Keledjian
Sandra Knudsen
Marie Ladino
Susan Higman Larsen
Deanna Lee
Rose E. Lee
Valerie Ann Leeds
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Kathleen Luhrs
Christopher Lyon
Lisa Meyerowitz
Jean Patterson
Michelle Piranio
Robyn Roslak
Susan F. Rossen
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Markee Speyer
Margaret Stenz
Kristin Swan
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Timothy Wardell
Jane Watkins
Shannon L. Wearing
Carrie E. Wicks
Jennifer Yankopolus
Sarah Zabrodski

Criticism/theory

Mary Christian
Michele Ciaccio
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Theresa Duran
John Hicks
Lydia Jones
Deanna Lee
Joan Levinson
Christopher Lyon
Michelle Piranio
Stephanie Salomon
Eve Sinaiko
Markee Speyer
Audrey Walen
Jane Watkins
Shannon L. Wearing
Sarah Zabrodski

Cross-disciplinary/
interdisciplinary

Mary Christian
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Tiffany Funk
John Hicks
Cara Jordan
Sharon Louden
Michelle Piranio
Stephanie Salomon
Eve Sinaiko
Markee Speyer

Cultural history

Dinah Berland
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Mary Christian
Sara Cody
Catherine Comeau
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Stephen Robert Frankel
Jenni Lukac
Debra N. Mancoff
Susan F. Rossen
Eve Sinaiko
Robin Veder
Shannon L. Wearing

Decorative arts

Carolann C. Barrett
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Gregory A. Dobie
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Lynne Jenkins
Rose E. Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
Monica S. Rumsey
Fronia W. Simpson
Jane Watkins

Design and production

Catherine Comeau
Jennifer Yankopolus

Design history

Mary Christian
Catherine Comeau
Theresa Duran
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Wendy Greenhouse
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Joan Levinson
Christopher Lyon
Lisa Meyerowitz
Stephanie Salomon
Jennifer Yankopolus

Developmental editing

Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Mary Christian
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Amanda Glesmann
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Sandra Knudsen
Deanna Lee
Karen A. Levine
Joan Levinson
Kathleen Luhrs
Christopher Lyon
Debra N. Mancoff
Lisa Meyerowitz
Susan F. Rossen
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Stephanie Salomon
Emily D. Shapiro
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Markee Speyer
Kristin Swan
Timothy Wardell
Jane Watkins
Jennifer Yankopolus

Digital media

Jung May Lee Barrett
Catherine Comeau
Molly Enholm
Stephen Robert Frankel
Tiffany Funk
Karen A. Levine
Markee Speyer

Dissertations and theses

Elizabeth Chapple
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Stephen Robert Frankel
Tiffany Funk
Wendy Greenhouse
John Hicks
Cara Jordan
Deanna Lee
Kathleen Luhrs
Lisa Meyerowitz
Robyn Roslak
Margaret Stenz
Kristin Swan

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 C. Cason
Mary Christian
Sara Cody
Deborah Del Gais
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Kelly Flynn
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Wendy Greenhouse
Nancy Grubb
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Cara Jordan
Sandra Knudsen
Marie Ladino
Valerie Ann Leeds
Kathleen Luhrs
Jenni Lukac
Christopher Lyon
Debra N. Mancoff
Lisa Meyerowitz
Jean Patterson
Robyn Roslak
Susan F. Rossen
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Fronia W. Simpson
Eve Sinaiko
Margaret Stenz
Kristin Swan
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
Sara Cody
Catherine Comeau
Mary Jane Crook
Gregory A. Dobie
Cristin J. Donahue-Salas
Kelly Flynn
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Jane Friedman
Amanda Glesmann
Wendy Greenhouse
Béatrice Grenier
Judith Hanson
Daniela Heinze
John Hicks
Brian D. Hotchkiss
Cara Jordan
Sandra Knudsen
Haruko Kohno
Marie Ladino
Deanna Lee
Rose E. Lee
Valerie Ann Leeds
Jenni Lukac
Kathleen Luhrs
Christopher Lyon
Lisa Meyerowitz
Jean Patterson
Monica S. Rumsey
Emily D. Shapiro
Kate Shugert
Laura Silver
Jennifer Sime
Markee Speyer
Margaret Stenz
Kristin Swan
Carolyn Vaughan
Audrey Walen
Carrie E. Wicks
Jennifer Yankopolus
Sarah Zabrodski

Fashion history

Judith Hanson
Debra N. Mancoff
Carolyn Vaughan

Film

Sara Cody
Catherine Comeau
Katherine Rangoon Doyle
Lory Frankel
Stephen Robert Frankel
Phil Freshman
Tiffany Funk
Chris Keledjian
Joan Levinson
Christopher Lyon
Markee Speyer

Gardens

Frances Bowles
Mary Christian
Lory Frankel
Carolyn Vaughan
Jennifer Yankopolus

Grants

Mary Jane Crook
Stephen Robert Frankel
Kathleen Luhrs
Kelly E. O’Donnell
Jessica Skwire Routhier
Markee Speyer
Audrey Walen