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.
“There should be a pen that tells you right away when you’ve made a mistake.”
Falk and Mandy Wolsky went from watching their son learn to write to designing and developing a spelling- and grammar-checker for freehand writing: the Lernstift pen. Using motion sensors, handwriting recognition technology, and pressure sensors, the Lernstift pen is designed to detect errors in letter forms (calligraphy mode) and in spelling and grammar (orthography mode).
Your author wants to reject all your edits? Three tips for navigating the storm. Also in today’s News Roundup: a new zombie rule has been spotted; social media and freelance sessions figure heavily in the ACES conference, and more news just for copyeditors.
Need to persuade your author to accept your edits? Check out these seven tips. Also in today’s News Roundup: when to use a light touch; matching the subject with its verb; using coordinated lists correctly, and understanding voiced sounds.
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)