Knowing these terms will help you understand your copyeditor.


An explanation, comment, question, or request from the editor to the author. Queries will be made using Word's Comments and will appear in the margins of the document. The author may also use this feature to respond to the editor’s questions or make a comment.

Editorial style sheet

An editor’s record of any particular treatment of words or terms (capitalization, hyphenation, spelling, or other), special punctuation, and unusual diacritics used in a manuscript or document. A style sheet is used by the editor, author, and publisher to ensure editorial consistency throughout a manuscript.

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