We love to take apart big speeches. Was Obama’s inaugural address scrutinized fairly or peevishly nitpicked? Also in today’s News Roundup: FT is going digital first, Wordnik’s parent is growing its digital offerings, examining Twitter publishing methods, and untangling wigs.
Will we start using themself … again? Also in today’s News Roundup: a social media schedule for freelancers, owning multiple dictionaries, pronoun antecedents, and how not to correct your author. Welcome to Wednesday, copyeditors!
What copyeditors can learn from Jodie Foster’s memorable speech. Also in today’s News Roundup: freelancer fears and 10 tips for dealing with them, adjectives that we don’t think are adjectives, and a silly sentence with 15 prepositions.
We here at Copyediting get revved up about Word of the Year contests. Last night, I attended the Word of the Year vote in Boston with the group that originated the contest, the American Dialect Society (ADS). The ADS’s vote is all in fun, demonstrating that “that language change is normal, ongoing, and entertaining,” according to the society’s website.