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Articles from 2019

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January 1, 2019 ACES News

A Suffix Too Far: adjective + -ive

Quite a number of adjectives can be created by adding the suffix -ive to a noun (combat / combative) or a verb (impress / impressive).


January 1, 2019 ACES News

A Noisome and Odious Usage Tip

Though you probably recognize both noisome and odious as something you don't want to be called, they might not mean what you think.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Historic vs. historical

Understanding the difference between historic and historical can mean the difference between “this happened” and “THIS HAPPENED!!!”


January 1, 2019 ACES News

A Comma Problem

The Chicago Manual of Style gives editors a decent amount of guidance on the proper use of commas, but sometimes it offers open-ended guidelines.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Allusions, Illusions, and Elisions Can Elude Spell-Check

Some common spelling errors can elude even for the best editors, so don’t let spell-check illude you into thinking it will catch every problem.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Hyperlinks 101

Hyperlinks are clickable areas of a screen that take you to another part of a document or to a website.


January 1, 2019

Content Marketing Made Easy

"Content Marketing Primer for Editors & Proofreaders" is a short guide that spells out the what, why, how, and when of content marketing.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Continuous and Continual: Just One Means Recurring

Continuous and continual share the Latin root continere.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Choosing Not To Edit

We’re editors: we live to edit things. But sometimes the situation demands that we leave an error.


January 1, 2019 ACES News

Check the Bricks: Editing for Structure

Everything has a structure — including everything we edit.