Identifying the author’s tone while editing is crucial. Luckily there are two important editor-friendly elements to help with this.
In addition to the editing they were hired for, copyeditors are tasked with maintaining and refining the author’s unique writing style.
How do you balance the needs of a diverse audience on religious topics? By respecting everyone.
Editing copy meant for a religious audience requires becoming familiar with the religion’s writing style.
In some instances, misusing words can lead to unintentional, humorous results. Here’s how to easily identify these common mistakes.
Before deciding whether to replace “social” with “sociable,” learn about this centuries-old zombie rule that stumps copyeditors to this day.
A rule exists claiming that the word “appreciate” should not be used to mean “value.” Interestingly, multiple dictionaries beg to differ.
Sometimes, copyediting rules can be subjective. The common yet controversial use of the word “get” is no exception.
Of which, or whose? Here’s what history has to say about the grammatical correctness of these commonly used phrases.
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.