Appropriate use of language
Check for correct and appropriate:
- sentence structure (syntax)
- clarity of expression.
This might include some rewording of sentences to ensure the meaning is clear but should not involve significant rewriting or restructuring.
Ensure language consistency in terms of:
• language and structural parallelism
• terms used
• expression of numbers and quantitative data
Ensure visual consistency and appropriate format in relation to:
• heading hierarchy
• page layout
• tables and captions.
Check the accuracy of elements such as dates, product names, model numbers, quotations and hypertext links.
• for accuracy of cross-references within text, between text and figures, and between lists of contents and the body of the document
• for conformity and completeness in textual and bibliographic references and quotations
• that sources have been acknowledged and copyright law has been followed.
Conformity with style guide
If no house style has been set, the editor will adopt or devise a style guide that is internally consistent and in line with accepted practice, in consultation with you.