Copyediting . . . requires attention to every word and mark of punctuation in a manuscript, a thorough knowledge of the style to be followed, and the ability to make quick, logical, and defensible decisions. . . .
A light editorial hand is nearly always more effective than a heavy one. . . . An author’s own style should be respected, whether flamboyant or pedestrian.
– Chicago Manual of Style 2.48, 2.51
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