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Editing, Proofreading, Tagging, and Display 

Editing, Proofreading, Tagging, and Display
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Editing, Proofreading, Tagging, and Display
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Stacy L. Christiansen

DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0021
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date: 25 September 2020

The Editing, Proofreading, Tagging, and Display chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style covers topics that influence readability, design, and coding. The chapter begins with a discussion of electronic editing using XML (extensible markup language) and the single-source model. A description of elements of design as they influence readability focuses on typography and is illustrated with examples of typeset pages from JAMA Network journals. Factors influencing the choice of typefaces—fonts and sizes—and the importance of spacing (line spacing and letter spacing), as well as a helpful list of when to use specific fonts and styles, is included. The use of color to add emphasis, create hierarchy, and organize elements concludes the chapter. In addition to digital concerns, a list of common editing and proofreading marks and a sample of proofread (and then final) copy continues to be included in this chapter.

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