Recently, our own Katharine O’Moore-Klopf recommended that editors resolve to build a better network this year. If you’ve taken on the challenge, one of the best ways to get the most bang for your buck is to attend a conference. Not only will you be able to network with colleagues and potential clients and employers, you’ll also learn a lot in the sessions themselves.
Last week, gunmen entered the offices of Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people and injured others, reportedly for its treatment of Islam in its pages, particularly its treatment of Mohammed in political cartoons.
No matter what you think of the content in Charlie Hebdo, I hope we can all agree that murdering people who write and draw offensive things is wrong.
It seems amazing to me that not so many years ago, it was hard to find good articles about editing and language. Now there’s so much quality information being published that it’s hard to keep up with it all, even just here on Copyediting.
To help you catch up, here are some of our favorite blog posts from 2014:
With the holidays fast approaching, you might find that you still need a gift for your favorite copyeditor—yourself! Give yourself the gift of new skills with one of these favorite books from my 2014 review list.
I just finished reading Steven Pinker’s new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, and here’s the crux of what I want to tell you about it: Go buy this book!
In my copyediting class, we’ve been talking about the Typographic Oath, a list of 10 commandments I wrote to guide copyeditors in their work. My students are enthusiastic about it (think of that what you will), but the first rule—“Do no harm”—worries them.