Track changes in text editing

Description

Track changes such as grammar and spelling corrections, element additions, and other modifications when editing (digital) texts.

Alternative labels

track changes when editing text
highlight changes in text editing
underscore changes in text editing
tracking changes in text editing
keep track of changes in text editing

Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Track changes in text editing is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Copy editor: Copy editors ascertain that a text is agreeable to read. They ensure that a text adheres to the conventions of grammar and spelling. Copy editors read and revise materials for books, journals, magazines and other media.
Typesetter: Typesetters ensure that printed text is correctly set and visually pleasing. While typesetting was originally done manually and later employed techniques like linotype and phototypesetting, almost all typesetting is now done digitally using design programs or specialised typesetting programs.

Optional skill

Track changes in text editing is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Imagesetter: Imagesetters process images and graphic templates by using phototypesetting machines. They optimise the templates for the best possible result by determining the right arrangement of text and image on the print sheet. The product is then set onto photo paper or film.
Proofreader: Proofreaders examine facsimiles of the finished products such as books, newspaper and magazines. They correct grammatical, typographical and spelling errors in order to ensure the quality of the printed product.

 


 

References

  1. Track changes in text editing – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022