It’s not enough for copyeditors to know the rules of grammar; we must have editorial judgment on how and when to apply those rules. Editing instructors can give their students that judgment.
Cold-calling potential clients is not one of my favorite marketing activities. Yet it can be a way to win a new client or two.
Mistakes happen, and when they do, it’s good to know how to apologize for them. This guide will help you do so.
Is joining a professional editors organization worthwhile? 6 questions to ask to find out.
Many editors struggle with using Google Docs in their work. It doesn’t have to be all bad. What I’ve learned from using it.
Forget the tip jar: editors need a #winjar. Build your self-confidence one win at a time.
Copyediting is a great second career for word lovers, but getting started can be a mystery. I started this series by exploring how to get training and how to continue that training. Last week, I shared several tips for applying to editing jobs, encouraging readers to apply only to jobs they’re qualified for. Not being
In this series, I’ve been digging into how to get started in copyediting. In part 1, I outlined the knowledge and skills you need to get started. In part 2, I discussed how you’ll need to continue your education to move into the journeyman stage. But how do you get that first editing job? Do
Every industry has special vocabulary—that is, jargon—it uses to refer to well-known but complex ideas in a short space or to sound like an insider. Jargon can become a problem, though, when it’s used to avoid addressing that complex idea or when it overwhelms the copy itself. The copyeditor’s job is to determine when the