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“Beyond SEO: How to Use Links for Style and Clarity”

Linking on the web is largely about clarity, quality, and internet currency. Below, the latest best practices for successful linking. What will you put into practice today?

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What’s New in the 2019 AP Stylebook

It’s a tradition that AP’s stylebook editors reveal some of the big changes in the new print edition at the ACES conference. Some changes cause gasps, like when AP dropped the hyphen in “email.” This year had some gasp-worthy moments. Read on to see what’s new!

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Brave New World: Marketing in the Era of Data Regulation”

GDPR. CCPR. Countless local data regulations. What are marketers’ responsibilities–and opportunities!–with consumer data? AMA Boston’s latest learning event explores the topic with industry experts. Read on for more!

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Upcoming Training with Erin Brenner!

Students love Erin’s teaching: “She clearly conveys the information and provides excellent feedback.” “Erin Brenner cares deeply about her students, and goes out of her way to encourage and support them. She is a wonderful teacher.” “Erin is a game-changer. Keep her. Just wow!”

Using Business Information to Increase Your Profits
June 8-9, 2019
Editors Canada
Do I charge enough? How many more clients do I need to make the money I want? Your editing business has a black box of information that will help you answer these questions and more. In this session, you’ll learn how to decode your business’s black box and what to do with the information to earn more while maintaining your sanity. And the math isn’t hard!

8 Responses to

  1. Mark McDaniel says:

    Erin, I hope you have time for a non-business question… and that you have mercy on an English teacher! My sophomores are writing that adverbs not only tell when, how, where, and to what extent but also… “why.” And they showed me this on several websites. I asked them for an example of this case. Can you give me a clear example?
    (Don’t worry—I’m not one of those teachers who only teach grammar for simple lesson planning. I teach it so they will understand what I’m saying about their writing.)

    • Erin Brenner says:

      Hi, Mark! No, I’ve never heard of adverbs that tell why. Adverb categories seemed to be fairly consistent across grammar theories. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English‘s semantic categories for adverbs are pretty representative: place, time, manner, degree (consisting of amplifiers/intensifiers, diminishers/downtoners), additive/restrictive, stance (consisting of epistemic (e.g., certainty or doubt), attitude, and style), and linking (consisting of enumeration and addition, summation, apposition, result/inference, contrast/concession, transition).

      It’s possible they or the websites they’re referencing are parsing words that answer why as adverbs, while most grammarians would parse them differently. But without an example, I can’t imagine what that might be. If the students’ resources aren’t coming up with examples, then I’d say it’s not a provable theory and most likely incorrect.

      I hope that helps!

  2. Can anyone tell me the difference between the noun and Noun clause?

  3. Judy Lund says:

    You are going to think that this is some crackpot request, but I need help. I was a copy editor my whole career, which explains this quest. I am giving a talk in a few weeks about the author Peter May and his book, Blowback. And I want to talk about Michelin-starred restaurants. Is it a 3-star Michelin restaurant or a Michelin 3-star restaurant. I see it both ways but want to be correct. Please advise. Thank you. (I was a copyeditor in the Betty Crocker Kitchens for 32 years.)

  4. Staci Nutt says:

    Hello, I wanted to check about starting into a new career for training for copyrighting and/or proofreading. Seeing if you could direct me to some free or low cost prices training materials in starting out in making this new career change for me.
    Staci Nutt

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