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!
What copyeditors can learn from Jodie Foster’s memorable speech. Also in today’s News Roundup: freelancer fears and 10 tips for dealing with them, adjectives that we don’t think are adjectives, and a silly sentence with 15 prepositions.
What media trends in 2013 will mean more freelance copyediting opportunities? Also in today’s News Roundup: disagreements between authors and editors, language acquisition, and more. Plus an Acrobat lesson in the Friday bonus.
More evidence that you can let go of the that/which distinction. Also in today’s News Roundup: your freelancing resolutions, the trouble with headline-ese, you’re your Friday bonus, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.
Still not convinced that you can let go of the that/which distinction? Copyediting columnist Jonathon Owen gives you a deeper explanation in “Relative Pronoun Redux.” (Arrant Pedantry)