Featured Topic: Word News
Word lovers, rejoice! Both Merriam-Webster Unabridged and Cambridge Dictionaries Online have added new words for your reading pleasure. Plus, we have some practical advice on using literally.
Featured Topic: Grammar
Hung over from yesterday’s National Grammar Day festivities? Try a little hair of the dog.
Featured Topic: Editorial Methods
How we approach editing is as important as how well we edit. This week, we focus on the difference between rules and styles, the different types of quality, and some punchy alternatives for very.
Featured Topic: Freelancing
In this week’s News Roundup, we consider whether your freelance business should be an LLC, how to earn what you’re worth, and how to accomplish that big goal.
This week’s News Roundup includes replacing worn-out holiday words, clarifying a confusables pair, and writing SEO-friendly headlines.
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.
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.
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