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!
Style and usage books abound, but a good, user-friendly grammar—one that does more than define the terms—is hard to find. As editors, not only do we have to fix errors, but we have to explain our corrections to authors in language that does not include words such as “antecedent” or “predicate nominative.”