Featured Topic: Word Trouble
This week’s News Roundup focuses on word troubles: words we can’t translate, words we borrow and loan, and old words with a new but controversial life.
Earlier this week, the American Copy Editors Society hosted a Twitter chat about its upcoming annual conference. In addition to reinforcing why you should attend (training, networking), there were tips on how to make the most of your conference.
Featured Topic: Editorial Methods
This week’s News Roundup covers editing newbie novelists, recognizing the importance of editing, and continuing your editor training.
Featured Topic: Usable Usage
Today’s News Roundup focuses on the nitty-gritty: what part of speech because belongs to, how to avoid a dog-whistle edit, and a newish verb to watch out for.
Featured Topic: Freelance Copyediting
Today’s News Roundup looks at a freelancer’s right, a productivity tool you must use, and managing your credibility.
Featured Topic: Publishing News
Every once in a while, you have to look up from your editing and notice how publishing is changing. In today’s News Roundup, we look at book publishing, newspapers, and academic communications.
Featured Topic: The Secret Life of Words
Today’s News Roundup looks closer at the making of Webster’s Third and reveals some interesting etymologies—for words we don’t ignore.
Featured Topic: Working as a Copyeditor
In today’s News Roundup: why you should track your editing skills, how to get work done from home, and why companies are hiring fewer employees and more contractors.
Featured Topic: Freelancing
Do you know what a website and a logo can do for your business? Plus three more considerations for freelancers in today’s News Roundup.
Today’s News Roundup examines the usage of amid, the tenterhooks metaphor, and the difference between a rule and a convention.
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