“There are two individuals who I will do work for without payments in advance. That’s because if they don’t pay, it means flying pigs are crashing into the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Otherwise, I just can’t afford to bear … Continue reading →
The reading public has no time for badly edited, error-ridden books. That’s true in the traditional publishing world, of course—but it’s even more relevant for indie authors. Sloppy work tars everyone.
Source: Everyone Needs an Editor
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s choice of the grey jay, also called the whisky jack, as Canada’s new national bird has ruffled some feathers — and the correct spelling of the bird’s name has provoked confused and angry comments from CBC readers.
An up-to-date resource covering the Canadian differences in spelling, grammar, punctuation and more. Essential for all Canadian editors. An online subscription is available or the hardcover via Editing Canadian English.
If you’re not sure whether to use “an” before “historic,” here’s a very well-researched guide:
Nice to read positive news about my industry!
An awesome new website we had the pleasure of working on — CORE Health Communications. Such a great job of branding and visual work on this one!
This was a satisfying project to work on, a powerful and inspiring story. Check it out:
This sums up my thoughts about life as a copyeditor — effectively polishing and perfecting someone’s writing draws on that vast knowledge of trivia I have accumulated over the years, as well as my expertise with commas and semicolons!
“One of the things I like about my job is that it draws on the entire person: not just your knowledge of grammar and punctuation and usage and foreign languages and literature but also your experience of travel, gardening, shipping, singing, plumbing, Catholicism, Midwesternism, mozzarella, the A train, New Jersey. And in turn it feeds you more experience. The popular image of the copy editor is of someone who favors rigid consistency. I don’t usually think of myself that way. But, when pressed, I do find I have strong views about commas.”