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December 26, 2018 Resources

Making Word work for you

Although most editors work with Word, not all of us have been taught the tricks we need to work with it efficiently.


December 12, 2018 Resources

Nine style tips for Christmas

Just for you: an editorial style sheet full of jolly jargon and tinselly terms


November 28, 2018 Resources

Four critical skills for web editors

Preparing for a job in digital communications involves more than knowing how to tweet. Here are 4 critical skills


June 25, 2018 Resources

The evolution of the “copy editor”: From a 1923 definition to today

Veteran New York Times and freelance copy editor Merrill Perlman shares her perspective on the changing role of copy editors.


April 19, 2018 Resources

Why every style book needs a 'Dog Terms' entry

Freelance journalist Kim Kavin explains the different terms used to describe puppy mills and dog rescues, and why style books should offer clarity.


April 16, 2018 Resources

When people ask what I do at work, I say it’s a lot like what they do at work: Read BuzzFeed all day

Megan Paolone, copy chief at BuzzFeed, describes her job hunting experiences and offers advice for those still hunting.


April 10, 2018 Resources

Copy editing for romance novels

About one of every five books sold in the United States is a romance novel. That’s a lot of books—and they all need copy editors.


March 26, 2018 Resources

Copy editors can easily improve accessibility of web copy

What good is accurate, balanced content if a significant proportion of your audience cannot access it?


March 19, 2018 Resources

What's the point of spelling?

I don’t mean “Why spell at all?” I mean “What purpose does spelling serve?” There are two main lines of thought.


March 12, 2018 Resources

What to know before you send your copy for translation

The sign of a great translation is that it doesn't appear to be one, i.e., it reads as though it were originally written in the reader's primary language.