In today’s News Roundup, we explore jargon’s place in plain English, the helpfulness of a spell-checker (really!), and some common hyphen problems.
- “In Defense of Plain English”: Jargon has its place, but plain English is preferred. (Madam Grammar)
- “When Spell-checker Helps … And When It Doesn’t”: No, really, your spell-checker can help. (Grammar Underground)
- “The Small Stuff”: Hyphens are some of the smallest things copyeditors sweat. NYT offers a lesson on them. (After Deadline)