There was a bunch or there were a bunch?! Confusing collective nouns #writing #ptboeditors

“Bottom line: When the collection referred to by the word bunch is made up of people, a plural verb does not jar. When referring to bundles of straw, grass, grapes, cornhusks and the like, pair bunch with a singular verb.” But read this whole article for a more thorough explanation.

https://www.dailywritingtips.com/a-bunch-of-comments/

 

Interesting, winding life of a famous editor #ptboeditors #editors

Interesting to read about famous editor Judith Jones today. Her editing career took various twists and turns, and all of us can relate to this winding career path!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/judith-jones-cookbook-author-who-brought-julia-child-and-others-to-the-table-dies-at-93/2017/08/02/611b527c-7781-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html?utm_term=.32bcddd15cd0

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

“Pay me. Up front. At least half. Then I start work.” —Best Write Communications @ptboeditors #freelancelife #copyediting

“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 →

Source: Pay me. Up front. At least half. Then I start work. – Best Write Communications