What does a fact-checker do?

Fact-checkers verify the accuracy of content. While there is some overlap between fact-checkers and copyeditors, fact-checkers do not make editorial changes. Unlike copyeditors—who may check for basic facts such as the spelling of names—fact-checkers are responsible for verifying the wider factual accuracy of a manuscript. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Spelling of names and places

  • Physical descriptions of people, places, and things

  • Dates

  • Ages

  • Quotes

  • Numbers

  • Measurements and conversions

  • Geographic locations

  • Titles

  • Product descriptions, including prices and specifications

  • Illustrations and photos

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