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April 15, 2021 Resources

The Long and the Short of Leads

Budding journalists learn that the opening paragraph of a news story, called the lead or lede, must contain the who, what, where, when, why, and how.

March 30, 2021 Resources

Accurate and Inclusive Holiday Language: Spring Holidays

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

March 16, 2021 Resources

Ableism in Writing and Everyday Language

Language is only one way in which ableism manifests in society, but the language we use can transform conversations, perceptions, and biases.

March 9, 2021 Resources

Nonfiction Editing: Little Things

Little errors, problems, or inconsistencies can drag a manuscript down, while little editing tips or procedures can make it shine and make clients happy.

March 2, 2021 Resources

Three Microsoft Word Essentials That Will Change Your Life

There’s no getting around the fact that Microsoft Word is the defacto standard for word processing in editorial and publishing processes.

February 22, 2021 Resources

5 Tools & Tips Writers and Editors Can Use to Collaborate with Designers

Learn how writers and designers can embrace healthy conflict and tell great stories together.

February 18, 2021 Resources

What’s Your Pronoun?

Respecting a person’s correct personal pronoun contributes to a more inclusive environment.

February 11, 2021 Resources

Using an Editorial Calendar to Improve Productivity

One copy editor explains how she used this tool to plan monthly publications.

February 2, 2021 Resources

AP Stylebook Updates Race-Related Terms

AP’s style is now to capitalize Black in a racial, ethnic, or cultural sense.

January 19, 2021 Resources

Style Guidelines as the New Administration Takes Office

Here are some style guidelines and word choices for editors to think about as the new administration takes office.