With many style guides out there, it can be hard for an editor to keep track of the rules on writing out simple items like numbers and dates.
Articles Categorized Writing Style
Your writing style is as individual as you are. It comes from the choices you make in vocabulary, sentence structure, and so much more.
But writing style goes beyond how you say something. It’s about how you present it, as well. Do you capitalize all the words in a title? Do you use the serial comma?
This section will dive into all those things and more. Read on!
Crafting Usable Style Sheets
Style sheets are important tools for every copyeditor. Therefore, it’s content, organization, and format are key to the document fulfilling its purpose.
Learning to Love Passive Voice
Though some editors are against the use of passive voice, there are many instances where this language style can benefit the written work.
Avoiding Harm: Copyediting for Conscious Language
Editing for harm in a written work can be a tricky process, so familiarizing yourself with conscious language is a great place to start.
How to Hear the Tone in Writing
Identifying the author’s tone while editing is crucial. Luckily there are two important editor-friendly elements to help with this.
Using Science to Define the Art of Writing Style
In addition to the editing they were hired for, copyeditors are tasked with maintaining and refining the author’s unique writing style.
When Your Creativity Has Tapped Out
Completing a large project can drain you of your creativity. Thankfully, there are many ways to relax and recharge your creative spark
Black and White: When Should We Capitalize?
Language changes with use. Who’s capping “Black” and “White”? How can editors decide which style to follow? Read on to find out.
In Order to Trim the Deadwood
“In order to” is a phrase copyeditors love to delete. But should we?
7 Tips to Mastering a Style Manual Update
The 2017 print edition of AP Stylebook will publish next week.* The 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) will publish in the fall. Considering how much we editors depend on style manuals, major updates can leave us feeling a little anxious. How can we transition to the new styles? 1. Review the