Maybe you thought awesomesauce was some fabricated interjection, coined just for this endearingly goofy Discover Card commercial. Silly you. Awesomesauce led the herd of recently added words to the Oxford Dictionaries' online version.
Authors and digital publishers who have looked to Colborne Communications for editing, design and project management can now mount funding campaigns with it, too. This week, Toronto-based Colborne announced it will acquire Pubslush, a book-oriented crowdfunding company.
Section I of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution states, in part, that "[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." When that amendment was ratified in 1868, the primary purpose of Section I was to bestow American citizenship on the country's nearly four million newly freed slaves following the Civil War, granting them, at least on paper, the same ri
It surprised no one that last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate sent Twitter into a tizzy. While the sentiments if many of those tweets were the predictable mud-slinging, faulty logic, and one-sided rhetoric heard during every presidential election, one relatively new epithet was making the rounds that night: cuckservative.
Spotting a missing comma may bring fleeting triumph for copy editors , but an Ohio woman escaped a parking violation fine by spotting hers.
The New York Daily News and several other news outlets reported that the comma conundrum came from Andrea Cammelleri’s fight against a February 2014 fine levied after she parked her pickup truck longer than 24 hours on West Jefferson, Ohio’s streets.
John Eerkes-Medrano of Victoria, Canada, spent his career as an editor and his final few days among fellow editors at the Editing Goes Global conference in Toronto. He died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack on June 15, the day after the conference, still in Toronto.
Eerkes-Madrano, 64, edited a long list of successful books, mostly narrative nonfiction. He was a former vice president of the Editors Association of Canada and a two-time winner of the EAC’s Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.