Featured Topic: Punctuation
In the lead-up to National Punctuation Day (September 24), today’s News Roundup focuses on the apostrophe, serial comma, and the interrobang.
Featured Topic: Words
Today’s News Roundup is loaded with new words, from portmanteaus to jargon, copyeditors might be seeing in manuscripts.
Featured Topic: Usable Usage
Usage is a moving target. Hit a bull’s eye with these three lessons in metaphors, synonyms, and acronyms. In today’s News Roundup.
Featured Topic: Work Advice
In today’s News Roundup, we look at how to vet clients, how to stand up for yourself, and what to do when things (inevitably) go wrong.
Featured Topic: Dictionaries
We copyeditors love our dictionaries, whether they cover old or new information. Today’s News Roundup has some of each.
Featured Topic: Turgid Writing
Some publications and writing styles suffer greatly from turgid prose. Today’s News Roundup offers a lesson in and some promise of clarity.
Featured Topic: Styling Words in Print and Online
In today’s News Roundup, we hear from two of our favorite style books and consider creating a style guide for Twitter. Really.
Today’s News Roundup examines adjectives and adverbs and the good Google Ngram Viewer has provided us.
Featured Topic: Freelancing
Today’s News Roundup will have you thinking about the business of editing: how far will you go on an editing job; will you take lower rates; and how do you deal with mistakes?
Featured Topic: Vocab
Today’s News Roundup is all about vocabulary. Neologism. Classic vocabulary. Slang. And a word game. Happy Friday, copyeditors!
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