Copy editing is when an editor goes in and helps improve not only an article's accuracy and formatting, but helps guarantee it fits along the general style guidelines as well. Copy editing does not change any of the text content or context. It strictly is there to help with formatting and proofreading. A copy editor's job is commonly summed up with five Cs: clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent. They assist with clearing any spelling or grammar mistakes, as well as imputing all headlines and captions in as well. Copy editing is a very thorough and precise job, helping publications run the best they can in all instances.
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