The state of copyediting and how it affects writers; the effects of malapropisms on an election; and more.
- “What Happens When the Safety Net Is Much Smaller”: Are newspapers finally saying “something must be done” about the lack of copyediting? (American Copy Editors Society)
- “Taking Responsibility”: If “something must be done,” maybe it’s writers acting as their own copyeditors. (You Don’t Say)
- “Rick Perry’s Distractive Birther Language”: Malapropisms can really limit a candidate’s chances of winning. (ComPost, The Washington Post)
- “30 Years of Linguistics at Gallaudet”: American Sign Language is not English, but it is a language. (Language Log)
- “How Come It Can’t Be Used?”: When amateurs pick up their red pens. (Sesquiotica)