How to Review Your Edited Manuscript

  1. To make sure that all of the edits and Track Changes are showing, go to the Review menu and select Markup.
  2. To ensure that the Reviewing Toolbar is showing, go back to the View menu and select Toolbars. Select Reviewing from the drop-down menu.
  3. Place the cursor at the beginning of the document.
  4. On the Reviewing Toolbar, press the icon button of the arrow that points to the right. This will take you to the editor's first correction.
  5. After reviewing the editor's correction, decide whether you would like to accept or reject the change.
    • If you agree with the editorial suggestion, you may accept the change by pressing the icon button of the blue checkmark on the Reviewing Toolbar.
    • If you disagree with the editorial suggestion, you may reject the change by pressing the icon button of the red X on the Reviewing Toolbar.
    • Sometimes you will advance to a Comment rather than one of the Track Changes. Comments can be distinguished because they appear as highlighted text in the document and usually pose a question to the author from the editor. After addressing the editor's query, either by answering the question or appropriately amending the text, you should delete the Comment by rejecting it as a tracked change. You can do this by pressing the icon button with a red X on the Reviewing Toolbar.
  6. After accepting or rejecting the correction, the program should automatically advance to the next edit. To ensure that you have answered or addressed all of the tracked changes in the document, press the icon button of the arrow that points to the right. Microsoft Word will give you a message that says there are no more tracked changes in the document when you have finished looking at them all.
  7. It is recommended to reread the manuscript at least once more after accepting and rejecting the tracked changes and answering the queries

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