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January 1, 2019

The Beginner’s Guide to Queries

How do you know when to query and the best medium for presenting that query?


January 1, 2019

Citing Work: What Do Editors Really Need to Do?

​"To avoid #plagiarism: When you use the ideas of another person, whether quoting or paraphrasing, give credit with a citation."—@APA_Style


January 1, 2019

I say copyedit, you say copy edit

When dealing with variant spellings, there’s no right or wrong. Three strategies for making a choice between spellings.


January 1, 2019

News Roundup: Editorial Methods

​In today’s News Roundup: tips for editing tech writing and for replenishing your creativity. And a little mirror for us all.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Chiasmus X Marks the Spot

A chiasmus is a rhetorical device in which the order of the terms in the first of two parallel clauses is reversed in the second.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Clique, Claque, Cloqué

Some words, like clique, claque, cloqué, are just fun to say.


January 1, 2019

Confusables: Assure, Ensure, and Insure

​Spellcheck probably won’t help you choose correctly among assure, ensure, and insure.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Defuse and Diffuse

The near-homophones defuse and diffuse can give writers and editors some trouble.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Elicit and Illicit

Take care when choosing between elicit and solicit. Soliciting means asking for something; eliciting means actually getting it.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Confusables: Empathy and Sympathy

Understanding the difference between empathy and sympathy.