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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:07pmDawn McIlvain Stahl0
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is seeking an editor to join its education products team and manage Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. ACEP represents more than 30,000 emergency doctors, residents, and students, providing professional development, advocacy, and continuing education. ACEP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine is its official, monthly CME publication.
The editor will manage the editorial board and the publication of Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine and other education products. Tasks will include leading annual...Read More »American College of Emergency Physicians, Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, DMS, editing job, featured job post, managing editor, Medical Editing, Washington DC
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 8:35amErin Brenner0
Every profession has its hazards, some more serious than others. Professional drivers know that if they drive too long, they risk falling asleep at the wheel and causing an accident.
Last week, a few examples of the hazards of being a professional copyeditor were on display. I don’t mean there were copyeditors charged with vandalizing public signs. Instead, there were cases of editors missing the forest for the trees and of editors judging harshly without thinking or researching.
Copyeditors are trained to focus on the details: Is that comma necessary here? Does that word mean what you think it means? We’re so used to looking at the details that we sometimes...Read More »
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:35amErin Brenner0
Today’s News Roundup teaches you how to fix dangling modifiers, demonstrates proper usage of got, and discovers what we don’t know about usage guides.
- “Having Started This Post, An Idea Struck Me”: Those dangling modifiers hurt! How to spot them and how to fix them. (Madam Grammar)
- “Have Got”: It’s terrible! It’s horrible! It’s … correct? (Grammar Underground)
- “What Makes a Usage Guide? (Part 2)”: Do we know what a usage guide is for? (Bridging the Unbridgeable)
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 9:02amAdrienne Montgomerie0
Is that a dash or a minus sign? (– or −) A superscript o or a true degree symbol? (o or °) Can you tell? Sometimes the font is revealing because the characters can look drastically different; usually they do not. (You may see a clear difference here, depending on your browser's font settings.) Sometimes, it matters which character is being used.
Word's "reveal formatting" function will tell you what font the character is in and about the line formatting, but not much else (see the screen shot below). In this post, I present a couple of macros that will tell you what a character is: one reveals the ASCII code and the other reveals the Unicode.
To use the macros, copy the code (from “sub” to “end sub”) and paste it into the VBA in Word. Then,...Read More »