What can an author do?
'Author' is one of the four roles that you can be given in a project.
When you are invited onto a project, you may be assigned the Author role on that project. This doesn't mean that you must have written the work, only that the project owner wants to give you an appropriate level of access to be able to review and check the content.
An Author can do all the tasks required to check the content of a project. That is, they can view proofs, mark them up and collaborate by raising and responding to queries.
The table below shows a full list of all the roles and what each can do. A green box means that someone with that role can carry out that task.
Note that Publisher roles over-ride Project roles. Thus, a Publisher Owner can view all projects in their company even if they are assigned Proofreader or Author role (or no role) on some of them.