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June 30, 2020 Resources

Words Have Power and Representation is Essential

What if not knowing this amazing literary world existed was keeping people from living their fullest lives?

April 9, 2020 Resources

Weathering a Crisis as a Freelance Editor

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting quarantines are affecting everyone, freelance editors included.

January 27, 2020 Conferences

How to sell your boss on sending you to ACES2020

You know you’ll come away refreshed and recharged, but how do you convince your boss that you need to attend an ACES conference?

April 26, 2019 Resources

A Farewell to Ibid: Editing Footnotes

It’s easy for editors to treat notes as an afterthought, but by approaching them with craft and care, they can be helpful, approachable, and useful.

April 19, 2019 Resources

Ten Signs of “Lifted” Text

Watch for these telltale signs that text has been copy–pasted

March 25, 2019 Resources

Breaking into freelance book copyediting

Breaking in as a freelance copyeditor is tough, even if you love reading and you pride yourself on your spelling skills.

March 21, 2019 Conferences

Tips for your first ACES conference

By following a few conference survival basics, you’ll be better prepared and more likely to have an entirely positive ACES experience.

March 19, 2019 Resources

Creativity as a copy editing core competency

The concept of creativity is easily overlooked. It’s often overshadowed by terms such as clarity, concision, and readability...

March 11, 2019 Resources

Which Dictionary?

Here are some key dictionaries, which style guides use them, and differences among them.

March 1, 2019 Resources

4 Good Reasons to Add Links to an Article

Here’s a quick guide: If you’re not linking for one of these four reasons, you probably don’t need a link.