Communications, Copy Writing, Editors, Writing

New Dictionary of Canadianisms — who knew?! – The Globe and Mail @ptboeditors #copyediting

“Marshall McLuhan once said Canada is the world’s only country that knows how to live without an identity. What more is needed to bind us together than a dictionary with a 4,833-word entry for “eh” and an account of the profound nationalist meaning of “all-dressed” in both official languages?”

Source: Dictionary of Canadianisms is ‘tabled’ and ‘all-dressed’ – The Globe and Mail

Business, Copy Writing, PowerPoint

Copywriting Tips: PowerPoint Shortcuts #copywriting #powerpoint

It’s always a good idea to have a copyeditor review your PowerPoint presentation — too many presenters throw their slides together without thinking about how their appearance and accuracy reflects on them as a professional. Here are some tips and shortcuts for putting together a good presentation. And when you’re done, send it along to me for review!

PowerPoint works across your devices.

via My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts.

Copy Writing, Grammar, Web writing

Tweet or tweet? E-mail or email? LOL or lol?! #grammar #writing

Tweet or tweet? Website or web site? Well, for those of us who write for the web (and care about such distinctions!), there is a new style guide for the internet (lowercase), published by Buzzfeed. Next time you’re wondering about whether Twitterverse is capped, check it out!

LOL and/or Lol! The Internet Has a Style Guide Now – Megan Garber – The Atlantic.