Reviewing output documents

Merops may not completely replace a copy editor, though it should make copy-editing a document easier and faster. Before applying changes to a document, Merops uses intelligent pattern recognition to identify words, names, sentences, paragraphs, tables, lists, and document sections (among other things). Pattern recognition by its nature cannot always be 100% correct, so you will need to check the tracked changes in a document, to ensure you are happy with them. Merops will also add comments that require your attention. These may be because some missing information is required, or because an error may have a number of possible corrections, and the user’s input is required.

Tracked changes

The most import thing to know about reviewing a Merops output file is that you do not need to go through it accepting one by one every change you agree with. That would slow you down considerably. Instead, simply reject the changes you do not want (which should be a much smaller percentage), and then accept all the remaining changes in one go at the end (see Finish Document).


Merops uses comments in Microsoft Word to alert the user to something that needs attention that could not be automated. Merops also comes with tools to help editors add comments that need the attention of the author. It may be that there is missing information, or that something does not make sense to the editor, and needs clarification or rewording by the author.