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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.


February 11, 2019 Resources

The Art of the Link

Being a good citizen of the Net means using links with savvy


February 7, 2019 Resources

Ways words get made

For those whose work involves words, knowing how the words came to be is a pleasure that can illuminate the work they do.


February 5, 2019 Resources

Spotting the Red Flags to Fact-Check

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.


February 1, 2019 Resources

Be an editorial Machiavelli

Linguist and editor James Harbeck explains the value of using not-so-perfect language, even though it often goes against an editor's instincts.


January 17, 2019 Resources

Developmental Editing: Recommended Reading

​Common advice for writers is to read. The same advice should be given to developmental editors.


January 14, 2019 Resources

Tips for Using Patient-Friendly Language

When you’re editing medical content, keep patients in mind


January 8, 2019 Resources

Freelance editing 101

Want to be a freelance editor? Here are 9 tips to get you started off of the right foot.