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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, and annual sales for the genre add up to more than a billion dollars.

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.

February 12, 2018 Resources

The importance of checking facts when editing fiction

Christine Ma, copy editor and proofreader specializing in children's and young adult books, offers advice on the kinds of facts you need to check in fiction.

January 22, 2018 Resources

Language evolution affects more than just grammar

Language has the ability to shape social construct; there’s been evidence that the words we choose to use may influence our perception of reality.

January 8, 2018 Resources

Not all freelance project estimates are created equal

In addition to blogging and writing books on freelance topics, Jake Poinier has also hosted an #ACESChat on pricing advice for freelancers.