Discussions about language are more productive and meaningful when everyone uses similar terms and definitions. Here are a few recent articles that add to the discussion of what constitutes grammar, style, and Standard English.
I’d love to write you an in-depth column on how to edit more efficiently, but I don’t have the time to write it—and I’ll bet you wouldn’t have time to read it. Instead, three quick reads that will speed up your tasks.
Though it sometimes causes headaches, copyeditors need a little language theory now and again to keep up with changes. In today’s News Roundup: why you can keep the reason why, the problem with the phrase “correct grammar,” and the fallacy of those ultraconserved words.
It used to be an editor’s tools were paper and pen(cil)s. The world is more complicated these days. In today’s News Roundup: how to edit documents on an iPad, why you should buy Adobe software now, and how to add a second monitor to your setup.