Articles by Abbi Booth

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December 10, 2020 Resources

Band of editors: The value of small groups

Professional groups are great resources for networking, problem-solving, and more.

October 8, 2020 Resources

On being homey and homely

Homely and homey differentiated only in American English. In British English, homely and homey are still synonymous.

August 18, 2020 Resources

Confusables: Insidious and invidious

It’s a good idea to make sure you understand two very negative words that can easily be confused: insidious and invidious.

August 6, 2020 Resources

Confusables: Inveigh and inveigle

Because inveigh and inveigle are so similar, it’s easy to mistake one for the other.

July 16, 2020 Resources

Clique, claque, cloqué

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

July 7, 2020 Resources

Six tips to fact-checking as a copyeditor

​Fact-checking is often an added task to a copyeditor’s already long list of duties, one that editors aren’t always thrilled to take on.

May 14, 2020 Resources

Four flavors of -phthong

​Diphthong is one of those words that occasionally come up in a grade school English class.

May 12, 2020 Resources

10 actions that combat imposter syndrome

You are not an imposter. Let’s rid you of that idea now.

May 7, 2020 Resources

How to write an apology letter to a client

​Sooner or later it happens to every editor: you make a major mistake on a client project.

May 5, 2020 Resources

Picking at the pepper problem

Chile. Chili. Chilli. Which word or words used can be a consequence of their geography, their upbringing, or even their views on language.