Rob Siedenburg has been editing and teaching English for several years, most recently as a university English instructor for ESL students. To celebrate National Grammar Day, Rob tackled our AnaGrammar contest (getting full marks; you have until Wednesday, March 4, 9 p.m. Eastern to submit your own) and agreed to talk grammar and language matters with us.
The Sun is seeking an associate editor to join its team in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine with more than 70,000 subscribers to its print and digital editions. It features essays, interviews, short stories, poems, photography, and a unique “Readers Write” section. The Sun blends the personal, the political, the social, and the philosophical “to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human.”
Every day is grammar day for copyeditors, but there’s something special about letting your word-nerd flag fly with fellow grammar celebrants on National Grammar Day. Here at Copyediting.com, we’re gearing up to help you March Forth! on March 4th to extol the beauty and mystery of our language.
Technology is, undeniably, a copyeditor’s friend.* It can speed up repetitive tasks, add a layer of protection from human error, make collaboration easier, and generally allow a savvy editor the time and brain space to focus on the content more than the trappings and trimmings. But there are times when even the very best of friends need a little time apart. And there are times when technology feels less like a friend and more like an obstruction or a micromanaging overlord.
Copyeditors are some of the most generous people I know. They’re also an unusually wise and sometimes wisecracking group. More than 70 editors have generously participated in our editor interviews here on Copyediting. They have offered tips, techniques, resources, amusement, encouragement, and advice both general and specific.
South Bay Accent magazine is seeking a freelance managing editor to join its team in Santa Clara County, California. South Bay Accent is a regional lifestyles magazine that was first published in 1978. Today it’s published bimonthly as both a glossy print magazine and a digital edition.
Everyone I know has that late-February hankering for spring and its warmer weather, brighter colors, fresher air, and general revitalization. There's nothing we can do to hurry along the warmer weather. If there were, I'm sure Bostonians alone would have accomplished it by now. But we can productively channel that restless yearning and use it to tackle some of the accumulated rumpledness of winter. Not a full spring cleaning, but a bit of decluttering and organizing before the full cleaning occurs.
I don’t sneak into writers’ offices to tuck an overused thesaurus or book of quotes into the back of a bottom desk drawer. (Tempting.) And I don’t borrow their smartphones to surreptitiously delete the social media shortcuts that double as deadline “longcuts.” (Never even occurred to me, I’m sure.) But I do hide things from my writers.