Proofreadingfilter - how to mark up web pages?
August 8, 2013 2:22 PM Subscribe
Hi folks, I'm a proofreader and I've been working almost exclusively in print for the last ten years or so. However, the inevitable has happened and my squad is being asked to integrate into a pre-existing digital workflow that hasn't previously had any external quality control. Any tips on how to make this easier for everybody involved?
posted by peteyjlawson to work & money (11 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
The currently sketchy plan is to check the copy twice; once as a Word doc before the copy is entered into a CMS, and once after the page has been cobbled together and published to a staging server. Now, marking up the Word documents should be no problem - use track changes or pen on a printout. It's the stuff that's at staging that worries me. In the past, we've raised a Word document and tried to be descriptive (which worked okay but is pretty time-consuming) or scribbled on screen grabs, but I'm curious as to whether there's a better way to provide amends using online tools. The range of computer literacy in my team ranges from not particularly interested to fairly savvy, though I'm expecting a bit of resistance to moving away from paper. I'm not a fan of the hovering art director
school of making amends and making the changes ourselves is not an option. So, fellow proofreaders, what tools should we be using to mark up web pages? Pen and paper, descriptive amends sheets, export to PDF and mark up in Acrobat, or use browser extensions like Bounce
? Digital content producers, how would you prefer to receive amends on live documents? All suggestions gratefully received.