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October 21, 2021 Resources

How to build a waiting list

Some editors have waiting lists full of projects. How do they get the deadlines to move? For some, they have “clients” who prefer them. Secondly, they ask.


October 19, 2021 Resources

Want to be a medical developmental editor?

Here’s an overview of what you can expect on the job and the kinds of work available.


October 14, 2021 Resources

Only in Murrica: How to handle slangy, intentional misspellings

Misspellings are everywhere. The intentional misspellings are words in their own right and are part of the slang vocabulary.


October 12, 2021 Resources

Copyediting news in the age of COVID-19

Going from a busy copy room to roommates, a cat, and no one to bounce around ideas with has been challenging.


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 15, 2021 Resources

How to avoid fuzzy pictures

​A picture is worth a thousand words but is a fuzzy picture worth any words at all?


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.