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.
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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 Here’s a breakdown on the outdated rules involving “curate” and “reveal.”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.
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.
Freelancer Tax Tip: Organizing Your Business Expenses
The start of a new year means that tax season is around the corner. To help you prepare, here are my best tips for organizing your business expenses.
Grammar Bite: “Action” as a Verb
Working with language can be puzzling, especially when dealing with business jargon. In this grammar bite, let’s explore using “action” as a verb.