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Articles by Andrea Skirvin

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August 27, 2021 Editing Skills

Getting paid by the project

When a client pays a fixed price for a project, rather than an hourly rate, it’s important for freelance editors to use their time wisely.


August 24, 2021 Editing Skills

Connecting writing to architecture, design and building

The disciplines of writing and architectural design share an inherent bond.


August 20, 2021 Grammar Usage

To be, or not to be: A grammatical error

Editors should understand the possible pitfalls of anthropomorphism.


August 13, 2021 Editing Skills

Avoiding anachronisms in fiction

An object that should not yet exist when a story takes place can stop readers in their tracks. Here’s what editors can do to catch these factual errors.


August 11, 2021 ACES News

ACES welcomes our new executive director

ACES: The Society for Editing is proud to announce Jehan “Gigi” Sutton as the new executive director.


August 6, 2021 Resources

Google’s style guide for software developers

To ensure clarity and consistency in its documentation, editors at the tech giant created a central resource for its writers—now available to the public.


July 29, 2021 Conferences

Critical-thinking copyediting

In his book, John Russial explains that the job of an editor goes beyond just finding typos and grammar mistakes.


July 22, 2021 Resources

Mind (be careful with) your idioms

When using these peculiar expressions, consider your audience.


July 14, 2021 Conferences

ACES EMERGE 2022: San Antonio, TX | March 31-April 2, 2022

Introducing this year’s conference theme: EMERGE