The Optical Society (OSA) is seeking a journals production editor to join its publishing team in Washington, DC. Founded nearly a hundred years ago, the Optical Society is the top association for scientists, engineers, and business owners who deal in the science of light: optics and photonics. It connects more than 200,000 professionals in 175 countries, holding 30 meetings each year.
I have already confessed to loving ridiculous new words. But, like every other editor I know, my word sensibilities can’t always keep pace with the changing language. Emerging new usage often makes me squint. Overwhelm as a noun? Onboard as a transitive verb? I’m just not ready to onboard people to my methods of managing the overwhelm.*
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is seeking a writer-editor to join its external communications and public affairs team. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland serves the fourth district of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, covering eastern Kentucky, all of Ohio, the northernmost section of West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.
Disco and plaid polyester weren’t the only confusing developments of the 1970s. From 1971 to 1977, Veterans Day in the United States officially occurred in October but in many places was still observed in November.
Bring your Old Scratch vocabulary up to scratch with our devilish vocab. Can you figure out the two dozen devil-filled words and phrases? Fill in the blanks to make the word or expression that matches the clue. Difficulty level: devilishly difficult, of course.
The College Board is seeking an associate content editor to join its Advanced Placement (AP) team in New York City. The College Board was created more than a century ago to streamline and expand access to higher education. As a nonprofit membership organization, the College Board helps prepare millions of students for college through its common entrance exam (the SAT) and its AP courses.
In my part of the world, the leaves are colorful and lend a satisfying crunch and sweet scent to an afternoon stroll or ride. It’s positively autumnal.
I’ve known for some time that most of us in North America refer to this season as fall, while our British colleagues prefer autumn. In poking around the definitions,* however, I’ve just discovered that autumn in Britain can be considered the months of August, September, and October. That may be an archaic usage, however, since other definitions match the U.S. meaning more closely.
When new words pop up in pop culture, as they do, it never occurs to me to bemoan the state of the English language or the literacy of the current generation. Whether I like a modern coinage or think it’s the worstmanteau ever (surely that one is in the running), my initial response tends to be appropriately learned and eloquent, like “Heck yeah — words!”