Sample Edits
by Meredy Amyx



Technical Editing

These examples of my technical editing are presented for purposes of professional samples only. Proprietary content remains the property of the respective owners and copyright holders. No infringement of rights is intended.

PDF Edit (1)  (PDF) Editorial markup done using Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.0

This was an early iteration of my Acrobat PDF markup style, intended to emulate a hand markup. A key to conventions is at the top.

This document appears to be obsolete in Cisco's documentation, but another version incorporating my marked edits can be seen here in HTML (click the on-page icon for PDF).

PDF Edit (2)  (PDF) Editorial markup done using Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.0

My evolved style in this much later sample dispenses with popup notes that don't show on the page, eliminates color coding of comment boxes, incorporates parentheses to suggest circling of editorial comments, and sticks to red for leader lines.

Hand Edit  (PDF) Editorial markup done by hand

Prior to the use of PDF tools for editing, I edited the old-fashioned way, in pencil, by hand (still the fastest and most efficient method there is), and scanned the document to PDF for transmittal overseas.


The editor serves in the following capacities:

  • Advocate of the audience (the customer, the user, the reader)
  • Ally of the writer
  • Upholder of the publisher's (company's or organization's) standards
  • Guardian of quality
  • Defender of the language
  • Champion of style

— M.A.