Words, words, words: where would copyeditors be without them? Today’s articles feature the story of OK (coined in Boston, I’m proud to say), business jargon to avoid, and online dictionaries’ advantage of unlimited space.
As copyeditors, we have definite opinions about language usage. We’d do well to remember what’s opinion and what’s a rule, John McIntyre reminds us. Still, there are rules we can follow, as our second and third stories demonstrate.