Start your day with a little romance in your words. Also in today’s News Roundup: editors can learn from being edited; only some grammar rules are breakable; singular they, and a new story in the Grammarnoir series.
Did you spot the recent doozy of an anachronism in Downton Abbey? Also in Today’s News Roundup: five ways to pre-qualify clients; the problem grammar of academics; one place not to use singular they; and swang.
It’s a new year. What measurements will help you run your business best, freelancers? Also in today’s News Roundup: compared to vs compared with; how to say no; unusual words in The Wall Street Journal; and proving an argument with personal preference.
If today’s editing is causing you to bristle, lighten your mood with Stan Carey’s new game. Also in today’s News Roundup: another case for singular they, online networking on steroids, chatting about freelance editing, and how to format an ebook.
Today’s editing getting under your skin? Try “Usage Peeve Bingo” to lighten your mood. (Sentence First)
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!
GRAMMARHULK, one of a community of Hulk personas on Twitter and an even larger community of language lovers, has been delighting us with grammar, spelling, usage, and editing advice and observations for two and a half years.
WOW, IT REALLY BEEN THAT LONG?
How did your puny human alter ego, a mild-mannered Manhattan editor, get into editing? How long have you been editing and for what sorts of materials?
Avoid these six client tricks freelancers often face. Also in today’s News Roundup: oneself instead of singular they, styling of versus, usage of the slash, and the new home of the Double-Tongued Dictionary.