Articles filed under Editing Skills

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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.

January 12, 2021 Resources

Starting a Freelance Editing Business: My Story and Lessons Learned

New to freelancing? So am I. Here’s my story and some insights I learned along the way.

January 5, 2021 Resources

The Secret to Great Proofreading

This tip may earn you “eagle-eye” status.

December 29, 2020 Resources

Please Stop Using "Multiple"

A look at the word "multiple." What is wrong with the word and suggested alternatives to use in its place.

December 17, 2020 Resources

Working with the Author

I want to let you in on a secret: any piece of writing that you edit has been written by someone.

December 7, 2020 Resources

On Food and Language

Scotch bonnets and allspice are to cooking as exclamation points and colons are to sentences.

November 23, 2020 Resources

A Machete or a Razor?

Out of these two approaches to editing, just one allows the author’s work to shine through.

November 19, 2020 Resources

Hale and Hearty after Thanksgiving Dinner

​Like no other holiday, Thanksgiving revolves around food.

November 16, 2020 Resources

The Endnote Clue

In a business case study about a major controversy, the customary standard small-type words at the very end proved crucial. Beware.

November 10, 2020 Resources

Understanding Whether Patterns

Whether can be a problem word for many writers and editors.