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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.


February 22, 2019 Resources

The Plagiarism Police: Why editors should care about attribution

Editors must define and demystify this sticky concept so attribution can be harnessed as an integral and powerful tool.


February 18, 2019 Resources

Editing DC copy? Here are 6 ways to avoid the beltway blues.

Washington politics has its own language. That’s fine for publications that cater to insiders, but for the rest of us, translation is required.


February 14, 2019 Conferences

Writer’s Block: The story that all writers everywhere need to stop telling

I’m on a mission to undermine the story of writer’s block, for good.