Will we start using themself … again? Also in today’s News Roundup: a social media schedule for freelancers, owning multiple dictionaries, pronoun antecedents, and how not to correct your author. Welcome to Wednesday, copyeditors!
Once an acceptable word. will themself become one again? Read the argument for it in “Should It Be Everyone for Themself Where Grammar’s Concerned?” (OxfordWords)
More great articles
- “The 1.5-Hour Daily Social Media Schedule”: Marketing your freelance business with social media? Here’s a schedule you can use. (EditorMom)
- “The Dictionary Conundrum: Thoughts About Meaning”: An inherent flaw in dictionaries means editors should own more than one, according to Rich Adin. (An American Editor)
- “O Brother, Whose Art Thou?”: It wasn’t the copyeditor’s fault, says Ben Yagoda. (Lingua Franca)
- “On the Welsh and Presume”: How not to point out your author’s subtle connotations. (Foolproofing)