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.
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.
No Egos Here: Working With Another Editor
Having your edits reviewed can be a teeth-grinding process. It’s best to remove your emotions and remain as objective as possible.
Would You Like Proofreading With That?
McDonald’s knows the value of add-on items. Editors can use the same technique to grow their businesses with upselling and cross-selling to current clients.
Editors Deserve Awards, Too
It feels great to be recognized for your hard work. Say thank you to a favorite editor by nominating them for one of these editing awards.
Copyeditors Can Make Web Copy Sing
Anyone can post copy onto a website, but it takes a skillful copyeditor to raise the standards and help make a web page stand out.
Grammar Bite: Comparing “Compare With” and “Compare To”
Editing is a tedious task, especially when dealing with similar phrases “compare with” and “compare to.” It’s time to clarify the confusion.