Articles by Samantha Enslen

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March 20, 2019

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about copyediting in less than 300 words (or fewer than 300 words, if you’re that sort of person)

Benjamin Dreyer shares top tips from his book "Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style"

February 18, 2019 Resources

Editing DC copy? Here are 6 ways to avoid the beltway blues.

Washington politics has its own language. That’s fine for publications that cater to insiders, but for the rest of us, translation is required.

February 11, 2019 Resources

The art of the link

Being a good citizen of the Net means using links with savvy

February 5, 2019 Resources

Spotting the red flags to fact-check

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

January 14, 2019 Resources

Tips for using patient-friendly language

When you’re editing medical content, keep patients in mind

January 8, 2019 Resources

Freelance editing 101

Want to be a freelance editor? Here are 9 tips to get you started off of the right foot.

January 3, 2019 Resources

Editing for equality

There are a variety of cultural sensitivity issues to consider while editing. Gendered terms are a key part of the mix.

January 3, 2019 Resources

Five tips for building an in-house style guide

Learning a new style -- and suggesting how to improve it -- requires walking a fine line.

December 20, 2018 Resources

My favorite reference for food editing

This corporate proofreader relies on "The Deluxe Food Lover’s Companion" for all things food.

December 12, 2018 Resources

Nine style tips for Christmas

Just for you: an editorial style sheet full of jolly jargon and tinselly terms