When you send an email to a number of people, should you put the addresses in the 'TO:', 'Cc', or 'Bcc' field?
It's all very simple, but recently I had to explain it to a technophobic friend—and I found that difficult. So in case you too need to explain it one day, here's what I told her.
Great: you upgraded your CMS so that software and existing content now complies with WCAG 2.0 AA. Problem: accessible technology does not guarantee accessible content. Your staff continue to sabotage accessibility by uploading content that breaks all the rules.
Let's assume you have completed Stages 1 and 2 of editing a large report. That means you have sorted out the big problems, and have edited the report for purpose, structure and content. You have also edited at the level of headings (headlines), sub-headings and paragraphs.
Now to tackle Stage 3: copyediting for correctness, clarity, style and tone.
Let's assume you have started editing a large report.
First, you looked at the big picture and ensured the purpose and main message were clear and the structure and size appropriate.