Cold-call editing pitches are nothing new. Sometimes, however, they can be cleverly disguised scams. How can you tell the two apart?
Brackets are those square parentheses next to the letter P on most keyboards: [ ]. Do you know how to use them properly?
Editors don’t work out of the goodness of their hearts. Few people in this world do. We work to earn money, not as volunteers.
A “bludgeon” is defined as “a heavy, short club that is thicker at one end or is weighted at one end.” It’s a good alternative for “club.”
If you’re writing for a client and are told to allow “that” to represent a person, breathe a sigh of relief: doing so doesn’t break any rules.
Language changes with use. Who’s capping “Black” and “White”? How can editors decide which style to follow? Read on to find out.
Workflows, and the software that drive them, are changing. Should editors work in something other than Word?
How can you do your best work if you’re worn out? Everyone needs rest, but Americans just don’t seem to get enough of it.
A major perk of freelancing is being able to choose your clients. When work becomes exhausting, the best choice can be to let a client go.
It’s tempting to think that hiring an editor means your manuscript will be completely free of errors. But no editing job is perfect.