This Halloween, learn your banshees from your bogeymen and your phantoms from your poltergeists, as well as where they came from — etymologically, at least.
Looking outside the niche of tools designed for editors can reveal an assortment of useful resources.
Editors already know that passive voice weakens writing. Business writers a have identified five words that weaken messages.
Authors work hard to create their voices, and editors are called on to protect them, even help crystalize them.
Preserving the author’s voice is fundamental when it comes to editing. To do that, you’ve got to be able to hear their voice.
Translations are a language’s conversion to another language. In the process, editing plays an important role.
Showing that you care about the writer’s work and giving them insight into how you work, what to expect, and why you do what you do, will all go a long way.
Some writers will welcome the chance to improve their writing, while others will resist.
Your queries go a long way toward making or breaking the relationship between writer and editor.
By focusing a little on the positive, we remind ourselves that a manuscript and its author are more than their faults.