Happy National Grammar Day, copyeditors! Today’s the day we celebrate the richness of our language and have a little fun in the process. Check the links below for games, poetry, fiction, and a little advice to keep it real.
It’s time to gear up for National Grammar Day. Grammar Girl has a list of activities for you to enjoy. Also in today’s News Roundup: tips for networking more effectively; what’s behind the Language-Change Index; publisher vs. agency; and typography is more than art.
“National Grammar Day”: Find out about National Grammar Day activities taking place all over the web. (Grammar Girl)
How exact should the language of Downton Abbey and similar programs be? Also in today’s News Roundup: multitasking more efficiently; balancing freelancing and parenting; four parallel structure fixes; and why should stop editing on paper.
Argo joins Downton and Lincoln with its anachronisms. Also in today’s News Roundup: It’s may replace its; tips on what to charge clients; answers to questions about getting started in copyediting; and proofreading software for your smartphone.
How bad are the copyeditor layoffs in news media? Also in today’s News Roundup: the AP’s new ruling on same-sex marriage nomenclature; a little-know whiteout; en dash utility; and reasons to slow down your freelance business.
Chairperson has replaced chairman; should actor replace actress? Also in today’s News Roundup, a series of how-tos: proofread a Kindle file; develop a freelance business plan; attend a plagiarism summit; and make the leap to freelancing.
“The Gender Agenda”: Is there a line to be drawn on how neutral to make the language? (Angry Sub-Editor)