Writers and editors commonly misunderstand what we use the apostrophe for and what possession is. And this misunderstanding dates back to the 18th century!
Do Editors Need a Code of Ethics?
In America, there is no code of ethics established for all editors to follow. Still, there are resources available that can help you create your own standards to abide by.
8 Ways Freelancers Can Act More Like Business Owners
Editors are naturally helpful people, but it’s important to not let this impact your business. Here are some important ways to act more like a business owner.
Rewriting the Zombies: “Curate” and “Reveal”
Zombie rules seem follow you around like the undead, though some are just stylistic choices. Here’s a breakdown on the outdated rules involving “curate” and “reveal.”
Passersby or Passerbys: Clarifying the Confusion of Plural Compound Nouns
Should you use “attorneys general” or “attorney generals”? Here’s everything you need to know about how to pluralize compound nouns.
The Way Up: Honest Career Advice for Black Professionals
For many people, especially the BIPOC community, advancing in the corporate world is difficult. Dr. Errol L. Pierre’s new book describes this experience and shares advice on working your way up.
Protecting Your Editing Business
You’ve worked hard to build up your editing business. Don’t just give it away to anyone who asks.
Directing Action with Light Verbs
A light verb adds little meaning to the action of the sentence. Interestingly, these verbs have the ability to both help and hinder your writing.
Centering Around Logic
Those who prioritize logic in their writing often avoid phrases like “center around.” However, this common idiom is not as bad as you think.
Is ‘Alternate’ an ‘Alternative’?
Are you taking an “alternate” route or an “alternative” route? We tackle this common grammar debate with a little help from the dictionaries.