Remembering Roger Ebert in today’s news roundup.
Roger Ebert’s Lexicon: Fruit Carts, idiot Plots and Wunza movies (Visual Thesaurus)
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Justica Más accessible (Economist)
Reason #357 I’m Self-Employed (Editor Mom)
Are you a tool savvy writer? 4 Tools for freelancers and more in today’s news roundup.
4 Tools for Freelance Writers (You Might Not Have Heard Of) (All Freelance Writing)
When to Include the Year in Citations Appearing More Than Once in a Paragraph (APA Style)
Now that profanity is starting to find its way into the regular news, how do we as copyeditor’s handle it?
“How do we deal with profanity in the news?” (The Editor’s Desk)
“Michelle Ward on the Exceptions to the Rules” (One Woman Marketing)
Learn how the phrase, “The Whole Nine Yards” developed.
“The Whole Nine Yards” Hits the Big Time A History Lesson (Visual Thesaurus)
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This week is a great week to learn new words.
“She Literally Couldn’t Hear Me” Literally. (Grammar Underground)
After the world ends, what language will you and your comrades speak? Also in today’s News Roundup: a Technical Writer’s open letter to Santa.
“Tomorrow’s English” What language will you speak?": (Economist)
Everything on Twitter’s got a #hashtag, even the #wordoftheyear. It even has the number sign in the word. Make sure you use it correctly. Also learn where the word erkernermerst comes from in today’s news roundup.
It is considered malarkey to use a word you do not know the origin. Learn about malarkey, along with dragged and xyst to get your work going.
Today's News Roundup features the failure of Esperanto; the challenge of making someone a sundae; and a closer look at a few words.
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