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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:55amErin Brenner0
Last week on An American Editor, Rich Adin touched off a discussion about whether editing can be taught. Is a great editor born or made?
Adin opines that beyond the mechanics, that is, rules of grammar, style, and so forth, editing can’t be taught. He writes:
It is not possible to teach one to be a good or great editor. If it were possible, there would be more great editors and fewer average editors. …
Editing is a skill that can be nurtured and developed but which cannot be taught.
There’s a difference between good and great editing, of course, but both are...Read More »
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:55amErin Brenner0
Featured Topic: Usable Usage
In today’s News Roundup, we consider you and I in the object position, an odd idiom, and how before affects verb tense.
- “‘You and I’ vs. ‘You and Me’”: Why is this rule so hard to learn? (The Week)
- “I’ve Got Your Back, and You’ve Got Mine”: Where did this odd expression come from? (Lingua Franca)
- “A Past That Isn’t Perfect”: How before affects the past perfect tense. (The Grammarphobia Blog)
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:35pmDawn McIlvain Stahl0
Healthy Catalyst is looking for a senior editor to join its marketing team in Salt Lake City, Utah. Health Catalyst, formerly Health Quality Catalyst, was founded in 2008 and now employs more than 130 people, providing data warehouse and analytics software for hospitals, clinics, and healthcare systems.
The senior editor will conceive, research, assign, manage, write, edit, and proofread a variety of technical but dynamic materials, including for print, Web, e-books, and video.
This fulltime position requires a bachelor’s degree; 7 years’ professional editing experience; healthcare writing experience; content marketing experience and skills, including the ability to write for SEO, develop and direct social media...Read More »B2B, DMS, editor jobs, featured job post, Health Catalyst, healthcare industry, Marketing Copy, Salt Lake City, Technical Editing, Utah, writing jobs
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 9:35amMark Allen0
Are you having trouble finding the perfect $150 gift for that copyeditor on your list? If that copyeditor happens to be me, I have a suggestion. If not, I have two suggestions.
Harvard University Press has announced that the Dictionary of American Regional English is available digitally by subscription, with individual subscriptions at $150. The dictionary's web interface makes it great fun to use. It has maps, quotes with the word in context, audio pronunciations, and a display of alphabetical neighbors to the word, recreating a print dictionary’s ability...Read More »
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