A Handful of Tips for Copyeditors
Submitted by Erin Brenner on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 8:20am
Summer is a great time to catch up on articles we’ve missed during the busy times. Whether you’re relaxing at home or enjoying a quieter office, catch up on your reading with these previous Tips of the Week.
- “The Typographic Oath.” Seven rules every copyeditor should edit by.
- “Moving Toward Correct Usage.” Is it toward or towards? Afterward or afterwards? And what’s with that s, anyway?
- “Tip of the Week: Setting Editing Expectations.” You know what a manuscript needs, and you can’t do it in the time given. How do you set realistic expectations?
- “Dealing with Compounds, Part 1: Permanent Compounds.” You’ve got an unfamiliar compound word on your hands. What do you do with it? Part one of a series.
- “Tip of the Week: The Hidden Costs of Copyediting.” Copyediting represents a hidden cost of publishing that cannot remain hidden if we are to survive. National Grammar Day is only a first step to educating people about how good writing happens.