Featured Topic: Usage Theory and Practice
In today’s News Roundup, I answer some practical usage questions in an ACES chat, Copyediting contributor Jonathon Owen considers what makes a word a word, and past Copyediting instructor Constance Hale talks about phrasal verbs.
Featured Topic: Freelancing
Today’s News Roundup has a case study in deciding to freelance, tips for being more disciplined, and a list of questions to talk about with your self-publishing author.
Featured Topic: Copyediting Tips
In today’s News Roundup: understanding plot, seeking permission, and capping chemical compounds.
Featured Topic: Publishing, Today and Tomorrow
Where does publishing stand in the world today? What are the trends? And where is publishing heading? Answers in today’s News Roundup.
Featured Topic: Usable Usage
In today’s News Roundup, we consider you and I in the object position, an odd idiom, and how before affects verb tense.
Featured Topic: Old Words, New Words, Problems Words
Is freshmen binge-watching TV shows the new status quo? In today’s News Roundup.
Featured Topic: Copyeditor Training
In today’s News Roundup: Can copyediting be taught? And if so, can anyone learn it? Plus a reading list to get your training started.
Featured Topic: Punctuation
In today’s News Roundup, we play the Comma Pokey game: putting commas in and taking them out again. Play along!
Featured Topic: Style
In today’s News Roundup: the subtleties of language via text messaging, a different view of and also, and the keeper of GPO style.
Featured Topic: Dictionaries and Their Words
Dictionaries generally collect words; once in a while, they also ban them. In today’s News Roundup.
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