Articles by Abbi Booth

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September 16, 2019

How Wrong Everyone Is about Exclamatives!

An exclamative isn’t just any old clause that happens to be a little excitable.

September 4, 2019

Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal to be ACES 2020 Keynote Speaker

Paisley Rekdal announced as the ACES 2020 keynote speaker

August 30, 2019

10 Specific Words for ‘Road’

Ten specific words for that road you’re traveling.

August 26, 2019 ACES News

A Two-Carat Post

Somehow, the jewelry business wound up with two homophones to classify the two materials it uses most, gold and gems.

August 23, 2019

RIP Phil Blanchard, who founded Testy Copy Editors

​Phil Blanchard, an editor who performed his trade primarily in newspapers over five decades, died on August 16, 2019, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

August 23, 2019

#ACESChat Recap with Christine Sweeney

Recap on the Aug. 21 #ACESChat with Christine Sweeney from the CIA.

August 12, 2019

Writing a good headline isn’t as simple as it sounds

Many rules that exist around headlines are basically invisible to the readers.

August 5, 2019

Exit the Comfort Zone: When to Take On Edits in Unfamiliar Subject Areas

How do you know when it’s right to take on work in a subject area you’re just not comfortable with?

August 1, 2019

Developmental Editing: Starting Conversations

​A potential client reaches out to you. They say they have a fiction manuscript and need a developmental editor. What do you do?

July 11, 2019

4 Tips for Mastering the Art of Editing Different Brand Voices

As an editor, one of the greatest talents you can foster is editing for brand voice.