Featured Topic: Words in the News
It’s not often that a copyeditor’s stock in trade makes mainstream news. In today’s News Roundup: the words we used to discuss the Boston marathon bombings*, the possible dark fate of DARE*, and how immigration enriches English.
Featured Topic: Style Guides
Style guides are a great resources for copyeditors, offering more than just style advice. Today, we hear from The Chicago Manual of Style, AMA Manual of Style, and APA Manual.
Featured Topic: Challenging Words
In today’s News Roundup, we look at some (at best) mediocre corporate writing, Internet words such as hashtag and Copertino, and the problem of nonplussed.
Featured Topic: Editing Lessons
What do you need to do better? Today, you can get quick lessons on splitting long sentences, editing copyrighted materials, and using as a result correctly.
Featured Topic: Quick Lessons in Language Mechanics
Before you start editing, learn how to reduce word repetition, how to recognize direct objects, and whether to put something on the other hand.
Featured Topic: Trials of Freelancing
When you’re freelancing, there are plenty of worries. Today we look at setting rates, controlling perfectionism, and debating micro-jobs.
Featured Topic: Vocabulary
Copyeditors who keep up with word trends help their authors produce the tone and style they’re after. Today’s articles guide you on older usages, a questionable usage, and a new one.
Featured Topic: Punctuation
Today we look at how to use the hyphen, how to automatically insert hyphens at the end of a line, and how not to abuse a comma.
Featured Topic: The Business of Copyediting
Publishing continues to evolve and change. Smart copyeditors stay on top of the business side of things. Three articles to help you do that.
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