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EDITING INQUIRY CHECKLIST
Copy editing is done at various levels. Please take a moment to note some
of the items below to help me form a general idea of your requirements.
Type of Text
• Ph.D. Dissertation
• Dissertation Proposal
• Master's Thesis
Do you need editorial style checking? If so, what is the governing style?
• Chicago Manual of Style
Text with Graphics
Does your text have tables, graphs, photos, or other illustrations with captions that would need checking?
Depth of Editing
• Grammar, punctuation, spelling only
• Check for proper word usage
• Only mark for possible rewrite
• Re-word, rewrite at all levels
• Read for over-all content
Does your text need fact checking?