Technical Editing:
Basic Copyediting: An Introduction — Rude 7

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  1. What's the main task of basic copyediting?
    Mark copy to ensure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
    Correct all typographical and grammatical errors.
    Enable readers to read and understand a document without being distracted by errors or inconsistencies.
    Enable readers to better grasp the meaning of the document by ensuring accepted principles of language are closely adhered to.
  2. Another task of basic copyediting is to
    Prepare copy for the final review by the project manager.
    Work with members of the marketing team to ensure quality copy.
    Work with members of the project team to ensure good organization of the document.
    Prepare the document for its final form.
  3. What is one thing that an editor does regarding the task in question 2?
    Gives instructions by marking the page to show insertions or deletions.
    Consult with the layout team.
    Give instructions by e-mail.
    Consult with the project team.
  4. What is meant by editing for correctness and consistency?
    The document conforms to acceptable standards of usage.
    The document conforms to standards of language and avoids arbitrary variations.
    The document consistently spells words correctly.
    The document consistently uses standard grammar constructions.
  5. As used in this book, what is the difference between "accuracy" and "correctness"?
    "Accuracy" refers to language use and "correctness" to things like cross-references.
    "Accuracy" refers to things like cross-references and "correctness" to language use.
    There is no difference.
  6. What some examples of things that a copyeditor does to check for completeness?
    Checks hypertext links for accuracy and order of document parts.
    Checks spelling and references to illustrations.
    Checks grammar and hypertext links.
    Checks for misplaced modifiers and order of document parts.
  7. A comprehensive editor will decide if a document needs an abstract; the copy editors job with regard to an abstract is to ensure that
    The abstract is the proper length.
    The abstract is printed in the same font as the document.
    There are no pages missing.
    The abstract is present in the document and is in the right place.
  8. How are preliminary pages of a long printed document numbered?
    Traditionally with arabic numbers
    Traditionally with roman numbers
    Traditionally with the chapter number and page number separated by dashes
    It doesn't matter
  9. Where does the copyright page go?
    Before the abstract
    Before the introduction
    On the back of the table of contents page
    On the back of the title page
  10. Where do arabic numerals for page numbering begin?
    After the table of contents
    After the title page
    The first page of the body of the document
    The first page of the abstract
  11. Which of the following is an example of a running head?
    Page number at the top of the page
    Name of the chapter at the top of the page
    Page number at the bottom of the page
    Name of the chapter at the bottom of the page
  12. What is an example of a "callout"?
    A legend with specific names on it
    A part name identified on an illustration of a motor
    The words that comprise a header
    The words that comprise a heading
  13. Where should illustrations appear in the text?
    At the bottom of the page
    As soon as practical after it is first mentioned.
    As soon as practical before it is first mentioned.
    At the top of the page.
  14. What extra editing is required for hypertext?
    No extra editing is required.
    You have to make sure that the SGML is correct.
    You have to make sure that the HTML is correct.
    You have to make sure that the links go where they are supposed to go.
  15. Rude recommends how many readings for accurate copyediting?
    At least one
    No more than one
    At least two and possibly three
    At least four
  16. What's the difference between a preface and a foreword?
    There is no difference.
    A preface is written by the writer or editor; the foreword by a third person.
    A preface is written by a third person; the foreword by the writer or editor.
  17. What's the difference between a glossary and an index?
    There is no difference.
    The glossary lists the key terms in the text and where to find them; the index defines key terms in the text.
    The index lists key terms and where they appear in the text; the glossary defines key terms in the text.
  18. What is one thing you should do as copyeditor do before beginning line-by-line editing?
    Assess the document for content, organization, and audience suitability.
    Check for grammar, punctuation, and usage errors throughout the document.
    Check to see that all the document parts are in place.
  19. What is the verso side of the page?
    The front
    The back
  20. What is the recto side of the paper?
    The front
    The back

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