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January 11, 2022 Resources

Diminish imposter syndrome by following the three “C’s” model

The three C's strategy to overcoming imposter syndrome from the book Own Your Greatness: Overcome Imposter Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life.


December 23, 2021 Resources

Marketing Without the Hustle

Approaching marketing with a spirit of generosity has been more lucrative than any half-hearted sales call or cold email I could ever muster making or sending.


December 3, 2021 Resources

An editor should be a translator’s best friend

Having an editor look over your translation is like testing your translation out on your target reader.


November 18, 2021 Resources

Usage dictionaries

Editors love a good reference, and there’s one under-the-radar type of reference book that’s particularly well-suited to editors: the usage dictionary.


November 17, 2021 Resources

Author queries for the nonfiction editor: How to raise ’em and how to phrase ’em

Author queries are not a power struggle. They’re cooperation in action.


November 11, 2021 Resources

Of people and persons

Persons was the original regular plural of person, but even as far back as Chaucer, writers were using people to refer to multiple individuals of any number.


November 9, 2021 Resources

Accurate and inclusive holiday language: Winter holidays

This article aims to describe a selection of Winter holidays including how they are celebrated, how to describe them, & how to greet someone who is celebrating.


November 1, 2021 ACES News

Editing for editors: The process and rationale behind the updated ACES style guide

It should come as no surprise that ACES has a style guide; when developing content by editors for editors about editing, a set of guidelines is expected.


October 14, 2021 Resources

Only in Murrica: How to handle slangy, intentional misspellings

Misspellings are everywhere. The intentional misspellings are words in their own right and are part of the slang vocabulary.


October 7, 2021 Resources

Copyediting basics: Dealing with citations

A challenging task of editing is dealing with citations. Precision and correctness are important but the work itself is often mechanical and tedious.