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February/March 2015

I love to geek out over reference works. I can’t seem to pass up the opportunity to buy one, new or old. If you’re like me, you’re going to love our February−March issue. We’ve got reviews of a couple of dictionaries and a usage manual that you don’t want to miss.

Also in this issue, you’ll learn why guys has come into vogue (and who the term offends), how to count none, and when to use flexibility in applying your house style. Plus, we have a new Wordoku game to tease your brain.

With our next issue, Copyediting hits the quarter-century mark. We’ll celebrate in the April−May issue with lots of special content. So be sure your subscription is current!

Other Recent Issues


December 2014/January 2015

Has the snow started to fly where you are yet? Or hash the summer weather begun for you? Whichever season you’re gearing up for, a new calendar year will soon be upon us, and we at Copyediting hope it means fun new projects and useful new skills for you.

To that end, we’ve stuffed the December–January newsletter with lots of lessons for you, including how to deal with project problems, how to expand your freelance business, and what to do about a crisis of conscience.

We also have a new word game in this issue. Our resident game creator, Dawn McIlvain Stahl, has created a Wordoku for us. Give it a try and then check your answers on the website.


Oct.-Nov. 2014

Now that fall is here, it’s time to settle down with some serious work, and our October–November issue is the perfect tool to prepare you.

Our In Depth feature tackles the heady topic of editor ethics. Few editing organizations offer guidance on how editors should do their jobs and comport themselves, making it necessary for individual editors to think through situations and come up with their own code of ethics. I offer a code you can use in the article.

Elsewhere in this issue, we have a lesson on math basics, a discussion of subject-verb agreement, a review of online bibliography software, and much more. Download your issue now and get learning!


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