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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:44amAndy Hollandbeck0
In the last two weeks, I've written about two ways around the Optimized Headline Dilemma (OHD)—that conundrum of choosing between a headline optimized for search and one optimized for social media. Today, my final post about headlines reveals another useful nuance of online titling.
Your Two-Headed Web Page
What you normally think of as an online article headline sits, in the HTML markup that underlies a web page, between the tags <h1> and </h1>. (Remember: Every online article should have exactly one of these headlines.)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:40amErin Brenner3
At the ninth annual Communication Central conference this past weekend, I attended Working Well in Word, presented by Editorial Inspirations’ Ben Davis, a certified Microsoft Word specialist. In Word, it seems there at least three ways to do things, and both Davis and attendees shared a lot of little-used features and shortcuts with each other.
For example, most of us are familiar with the left align, center, and right align tab choices in the tool bar:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:45amErin Brenner0
How do you do that thing that you do? Today’s News Roundup looks at being funny in scientific writing, communication with authors, and identifying plagiarism.
author-editor relationships, Editorial Methods, Journalism, News Roundup, plagiarism, Science Editing
- “It’s No Joke: Humor Rarely Welcome in Research Write-Ups”: Is levity ever appropriate in scientific writing? (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- “Language Matters: How to Communicate More Effectively With Your Team”: These tips apply equally well to communicating with authors. (HubSpot)
- “Is It Original? An Editor’s Guide to Identifying Plagiarism”: Four questions to ask to help determine whether you’re dealing with plagiarism. (...
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 8:40amAdrienne Montgomerie1
“Establish a ballpark as soon as possible.” That’s what Greg Ioannou, editor–mentor to many, told me when I complained about spending hours on a detailed and accurate estimate only to have the prospective client tell me that my estimate was ten times more than they were prepared to spend.
For one-tenth of that estimate, what I’ll give you is the detailed estimate.
For me, presenting a ballpark estimate “as soon as...Read More »