Welcome to the online home of word obsessive and semicolon enthusiast Jaclyn Arndt, a copyeditor who puts her zeal for detail and enjoyment of plucky turns of phrase into helping writers craft the best text possible.
What's a copyeditor do, then? •
Much in the way you don’t think about the sidewalk beneath your feet unless it’s unevenly paved or has random gaps, a reader is less aware of a copyeditor’s presence than a copyeditor’s absence.
Copyediting is not only about making your text shiny and sparkly—removing any grammatical, stylistic, or content errors that can trip up a reader or make a text look less than professional—but also about making sure you are still present in your work.