Articles filed under Editing Skills

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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.

September 30, 2021 Resources

Does this title need a comma too?

The adverb too, as common and as useful as it is, can also be a source of irritation for editors.

September 28, 2021 Resources

Vetting clients: 10 red-flag phrases

​No matter how a prospective client finds you it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re a good match.

September 21, 2021 Resources

Style Sheets: what they are and how to use them

A style sheet is a useful tool for writers and editors. It essentially outlines the formatting, layout, spellings, and preferences for a specific manuscript.

September 14, 2021 Editing Skills

5 pairs of uncommon confusable words

Andy Hollandbeck looks at five commonly confused words.

September 13, 2021 Resources

The Chicago Manual of Style launches in PerfectIt 5

The Chicago Manual of Style moves into proofreading software for the first time, and PerfectIt will be its platform.

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 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.

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.