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13 Features of iOS 13: Video editing - Six Colors
“Tapping Edit on a video in the Photos app does still let you trim a video to a specific section, and, as John Gruber noted in his review of the new iPhones, no longer requires you to save it as a separate clip—in fact this trimming is now non-destructive, so if you shorten a clip and decide later that you want to go back to the full length video, you can just revert to that. You can also now mute a video’s sound by tapping the speaker icon in the top left, or export it to another app by tapping the button in the top right.

“But the bulk of the abilities are accessed by tapping the controls at the bottom of the editing screen. Tap on the dial icon and you can adjust image qualities, including exposure, highlights, shadows, contrast, brightness, black point, saturation, vibrance, warmth, tint, sharpness, definition, noise reduction, and vignetting. Each of them also lets you choose how intense to make the adjustment.”
ios  ios13  photos  video  editing  sixcolors  2019 
25 days ago by handcoding
Brookings on Twitter: "We are adopting a policy to properly recognize the identity of Black Americans, capitalizing Black when used to reference census-defined Black or African American people. @davidmlanham and @amy_liuw explain why it was important to m
“We are adopting a policy to properly recognize the identity of Black Americans, capitalizing Black when used to reference census-defined Black or African American people.
“@davidmlanham and @amy_liuw explain why it was important to make this change.”

(@mschristinema quote-retweeted this in her thread about why she ignores Chicago 17 8.38, which calls for “black” as an ethnicity being “usually lowercased.”:
https://twitter.com/mschristinema/status/1176493789353058304)
black  editing  capitalization  2019  mschristinema  BrookingsInst  twitter 
28 days ago by handcoding
Singular or Plural Verbs with 'One of The' | Grammar Girl
“In this sentence, the verb you’re considering is inside a relative clause—‘that have made a mark in my life.’ It’s called relative clauses because it begins with one of the relative pronouns: ‘that.’ ‘that have made a mark in my life.” And in a sentence like this, you don’t ignore the prepositional phrase because as Garner’s Modern English usage puts it, ‘that’ is the subject of the relative clause, and it takes its number from the plural noun to which it refers. In this case, that word is “novels,” so you use a plural verb: ‘one of the novels that have made a mark.’”
grammar  editing  of  prepositions  2019 
5 weeks ago by handcoding
Titles: Capitalization and Alterations – Editing and Indexing.com
This is a fairly detailed comparison of AP’s and Chicago’s hyphenation styles, but the layout here isn’t the easiest for beginners to follow along with.
capitalization  ap  chicago  editing  2019 
5 weeks ago by handcoding
OneLook Dictionary Search
This is a pretty neat site for looking up a word in multiple dictionaries at the same time. It’s pretty neat!
dictionaries  merriamwebster  ahdictionary  2019  lookup  editing  copyediting  canonical 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
How to Punctuate Quotations with Question Marks
If you have a question that ends with a quoted question, then the question mark goes inside the quotation marks, such as:

Did John walk up to you and ask, “Would you like ice cream?”
questionmark  questions  quotes  quotations  editing  punctuation  2019  dummies 
july 2019 by handcoding
Brittany Constable on Twitter: "@GramrgednAngel I saw a great thing that differentiated between strong and weak adverbs. Strong adverbs provide information you couldn't have inferred, like "Killing Me Softly" or "smiling sadly." The ones that just intensi
(This isn’t bad advice on adverbs:)

“I saw a great thing that differentiated between strong and weak adverbs. Strong adverbs provide information you couldn’t have inferred, like ‘Killing Me Softly’ or ‘smiling sadly.’ The ones that just intensify are usually unnecessary or could be replaced by a more precise verb.”
adverbs  constablewrites  twitter  2019  editing  copyediting 
july 2019 by handcoding
Comma at the Beginning of Sentences | The Editor's Blog
“While commas follow most of these transitions, you can skip the commas with single-word adverbs of time.

“• Today he has plans to meet the detective. Tomorrow he’ll go after Junior.

“• Now you see it, now you don’t.

“• First you’ll need two hammers. Then you’ll need two aspirin.”
commas  then  chicago  editing  copyediting  2019 
june 2019 by handcoding
LawProse Lesson #127: Underuse of “that” – LawProse
“Although in many constructions it’s perfectly permissible — and even preferred — to omit that {the book I read last week}, the word is often useful and even necessary. We need it as a restrictive relative pronoun {the book that won a Pulitzer}; as a demonstrative adjective {that book is the one you want}; and as a conjunction {I read that the book was out of print}.”
that  canonical  lawprose  2019  garner  language  editing  plainlanguage 
june 2019 by handcoding
Contract Samples for Editing and Proofreading Services – Right Angels and Polo Bears
via: @sciEditor: “Need a #freelance editing contract template? Find several in this post that's seeing quite a revival in interest: #Contract Samples for Editing and Proofreading Services.”
(via: https://twitter.com/sciEditor/status/1134446726453047296)
via:sciEditor  contracts  editing  copyediting  freelancing  2019 
may 2019 by handcoding
A Word, Please: Looking at a comma's role in a direct address - Los Angeles Times
via @MadamGrammar: “Why ‘Dear Jane’ doesn’t get a comma but ‘Hi, Bob’ does. The comma’s role in a direct address, by @JuneCasagrande”
(via https://twitter.com/MadamGrammar/status/669872990310547456)
via:MadamGrammar  junecassagrande  hi  commas  editing  dear  canonical  2015 
may 2019 by handcoding
2015-CMS-and-AP-Cheat-Sheet-final.pdf
This handy handout from Erin Brenner covers some of the main differences between AP and Chicago.
ap  cmos  chicago  2019  editing  erinbrenner  quickreference 
april 2019 by handcoding
Jeremy Bond on Twitter: "Three answers from @word_czar to Why did you change my text?: 1) I’m considering readers’ attention span. 2) Your stuff is brilliant. Let’s get this filler out of the way. 3) Otherwise I’m not doing my job and you’re not
via @JeremyDBond: Three answers from @word_czar to Why did you change my text?:
1) I’m considering readers’ attention span.
2) Your stuff is brilliant. Let’s get this filler out of the way.
3) Otherwise I’m not doing my job and you’re not getting your money’s worth. #ACESButcheringCopy #ACES2019”
twitter  JeremyDBond  2019  editing 
march 2019 by handcoding
AP Stylebook on Twitter: "No hyphen in African American, Asian American and other dual heritage terms. #ACES2019 #ACESAPStyle"
via @APStylebook: “No hyphen in African American, Asian American and other dual heritage terms. #ACES2019 #ACESAPStyle”
apstylebook  african  american  twitter  2019  editing  copyediting 
march 2019 by handcoding
[MS-OE376]: Fixed Commands | Microsoft Docs
This is the giant list of command keywords for Word. The use of this, basically, is that you can use these to setup keyboard shortcuts for any of these bits.

(via https://deanna.burghart.us/blog/custom-keyboard-shortcuts/)
word  keyboard  shortcuts  2019  editing  keywords 
march 2019 by handcoding
Colleen Barry on Twitter: "In Google Docs you can preview a clean version by going to “Review edits” and clicking “Preview accept all.”… https://t.co/1W8qnj7YxK"
(On getting a “Final”-like view in Google Docs:)
“In Google Docs you can preview a clean version by going to ‘Review edits’ and clicking ‘Preview accept all.’”

(Mike Pope later mentioned that this view is view-only, though.)
CopyCurmudgeon  twitter  2019  final  copyediting  editing 
march 2019 by handcoding
Karen Wise on Twitter: "My favorite way to edit is with both showing at once, side by side. When I have a document open, I go to Window—>New Window, and a duplicate of the document opens. I put one in Final mode and one in Show All Markup mode, and what
“My favorite way to edit is with both showing at once, side by side. When I have a document open, I go to Window—>New Window, and a duplicate of the document opens. I put one in Final mode and one in Show All Markup mode, and whatever I do in one shows up in the other!”
wisekaren  twitter  2019  word  editing  copyediting 
march 2019 by handcoding
Simplish | An automatic multi-lingual simplifying & summarizing tool online.
“Simplish uses an 850-words vocabulary based on Ogden's Basic English for fully simplifying text. It also includes our own scientific dictionary to help process scientific/technical material; with scientific words explained in footnotes. Summaries are done on the basis of semantic relevance and NOT word-frequency, since important material may not be mentioned often!”
plainlanguage  editing  alternatives  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
Self-Defined · A modern dictionary about us. We define our words, but they don't define us.
“In 2019, I want to launch a beta of my Self-Defined dictionary as a profitable product that helps to educate about marginalised communities without taxing them with labour.

“Self-Defined is a dictionary project I started last year out of frustration from common dictionaries failure to define words by the people who they define.

“Right now, it is just a start—a list of words that folks can independently research.”
(via: https://twitter.com/tatianatmac/status/1099457657834921984)
tatianatmac  language  2019  conscious  editing 
february 2019 by handcoding
Set User Info to Brand Your Comments in Word – SciEditor
“Use your business name or moniker if your name is long, like mine, or to remind the team of your business name every time they see one of your comments. Repetition is key to branding and to marketing.

“There are three reasons that setting the user name goes wrong:

“• It only works from this point forward. So it won’t change the ‘Author’ tag on any existing changes. This is handy if you want to preserve others’ changes, but annoying if you only remember to change the name in the middle of your work.
“• The computer’s log in name will be used unless you check the little tick box below the field you entered your name in. You can see the ‘Always use this name/these values regardless of [how I’m] sign[ed] in to Office’ box in the screen grabs above in this post. The wording is slightly different on each operating system just to irk editors.
“• The file is set to ‘remove personal info from this file on save.’ That’s handy for dropping time stamps, but will completely scupper attempts to keep several reviewers’ input separate or to brand your work with your name. More on that in another post.”
word  username  settings  preferences  editing  scieditor  catchthesun  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Becoming an editor - YouTube
@sesquiotic offers these leads on places that offer courses and certificates on editing:
“Institutions like Ryerson, George Brown, Mont Royal, and Simon Fraser” (≈1m:20s)

Some links for those:
• Ryerson looks like it runs $807:
https://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce/calendar/default.aspx?section=course&sub=0&mode=course&ccode=CDPB%20102

• George Brown looks like it runs $1,033:
https://coned.georgebrown.ca/courses-and-certificates/structural-and-stylistic-editing/

• Mt. Royal looks like it runs ≈$2,500:
https://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/ContinuingEducation/businesstraining/editing/index.htm

sesquiotic  editing  courses  copyediting  video  youtube  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Scott M. Fulton III on Twitter: "The purpose of an editor is not to make the writer better, but to make the _work_ better. It's wrong for a writer to assume that, just because her work is edited, her quality as a writer is poor. A great work is composed,
“The purpose of an editor is not to make the writer better, but to make the _work_ better. It’s wrong for a writer to assume that, just because her work is edited, her quality as a writer is poor. A great work is composed, then it is edited.”
SMFulton3  twitter  2019  editing  copyediting 
february 2019 by handcoding
PDF Markup Basics for Proofreaders & Copyeditors – Right Angels and Polo Bears
via @sciEditor: “The free Acrobat Reader has all the tools editors need to mark up corrections to page proofs, or anything else in PDF form. This demo shows how.”
(via: https://twitter.com/sciEditor/status/1093603376267436034)
via:sciEditor  editing  pdf  proofreading  2019  acrobat  acrobatreader 
february 2019 by handcoding
How to write brand names - Emphasis
(This is a pretty good write-up on how to handle capitalization of brand names:)
“However, some companies would have us write their names all in capital letters, even if they don’t actually stand for anything. For example, ASDA (a portmanteau of Asquith and Dairies), ASUS, GIGABYTE and UNISON, all of which are pronounced as words, not letters. Of course, they like this format because it makes them stand out. But unless you’re writing something with the aim of actively promoting that brand, there’s no reason why the brand name should stand out more than the other words in the document, which are equally important.

“Verdict: Asda, Asus, Gigabyte and Unison. As a general rule, if you can pronounce it as a word, only capitalise the first letter. If you pronounce every letter, capitalise them all.”
brands  trademarks  capitalization  editing  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Peter V. Brett on Twitter: "The Em Dash is the duct tape of grammar. When in punctuation doubt—slap one in and go. If anyone loves you less for it—maybe they never loved you in the first place."
“The Em Dash is the duct tape of grammar. When in punctuation doubt—slap one in and go. If anyone loves you less for it—maybe they never loved you in the first place.”
emdashes  language  editing  twitter  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
Sarah Grey on Twitter: "Good thread. Here for it. As my pal @sciEditor puts it, "My editorial eye is coin-operated."… "
(On only correcting someone’s grammar with their consent—)
“Good thread. Here for it. As my pal @sciEditor puts it, ‘My editorial eye is coin-operated.’”
GreyEditing  twitter  editing  consent  2019 
january 2019 by handcoding
How to convey accents in fiction writing: Beyond phonetic spelling - Louise Harnby | Proofreader & Copyeditor
“Authors who are inexperienced at writing accented language can be tempted to use phonetic spelling. But writing accents is difficult; so is reading them. Most experienced authors and editors will therefore caution against this approach.”
accents  language  2019  louiseharnby  louiseharnbyproofreader  editing 
january 2019 by handcoding
Blake Leyers on Twitter: "Fiction—particularly historical fiction and mystery. 🔎… "
(It looks like Blake Leyers specializes in developmental editing for fiction, if you should come across a client who needs that sort of thing.)
“Fiction—particularly historical fiction and mystery. ”
BlakeLeyers  2019  referrals  editing  editors  twitter  developmentalediting 
january 2019 by handcoding
7 Steps to Editing for Readability - Dragonfly Editorial
via @DragonflyEdit: “Here’s a link to the #checklist we use when editing for #readability and #plainenglish: #ACESchat”
(via: https://twitter.com/DragonflyEdit/status/1075501428519698432)
DragonflyEdit  checklists  plainlanguage  aceschat  editing  dragonflyeditorial  2018 
december 2018 by handcoding
The American Heritage Dictionary usage panel: Defining Characteristic - The Dictionary and Us
“A half-century ago, the new American Heritage Dictionary distinguished itself by assembling a ‘usage panel’ of expert language users. Now that the panel has been shuttered, a look back at the dictionary’s evolution.”
ahdictionary  dictionaries  americanheritage  usage  editing  2018 
december 2018 by handcoding
Catch Costly Mistakes with an Exclusion Dictionary • Productivity Portfolio
Mededitor passed this along—this looks to be a decent quick reference for how to use Word’s exclusion list.

(And if you should need to pass something along to newbies, this post from Mike Pope also seems handy: http://www.mikepope.com/blog/AddComment.aspx?blogid=2552)
word  exclusion  exclusionlist  mikepope  editing  2018 
november 2018 by handcoding
Unique Holiday Gifts for Editors | Northwest Editors Guild
(Perhaps this page may offer some ideas if you should need a gift idea for an editor pal?)
“Below is a list of unique and memorable gifts—arranged alphabetically by store name—suitable for just about every age, size, flavor, and type of editor, plus the tiniest editors-to-be. You might even find something you’ll want to treat yourself to after making that big deadline!

“Based on suggestions from fellow editors and plenty of searching, these affordable gifts all cost less than $50, and many register under the $25 mark. Most shops listed are owned by editors or wordy types, or are small businesses based in the Pacific Northwest and the western U.S. and Canada. (More small print at the end of the post.)”
editing  gifts  giftideas  wishlist  2018  copyediting 
november 2018 by handcoding
Get on the same page: new Google Docs features power team collaboration
(It looks like Google Docs still isn’t quite there yet.)
“You can preview accept all, but you can’t edit while that preview is turned on. I want to be able to read through a version that includes all my edits to see if I messed anything up (usually doubled or missing words, weird punctuation) and also fix those mess-ups.”
(via: https://twitter.com/CopyCurmudgeon/status/1054196833847820288)
googledocs  2018  CopyCurmudgeon  editing 
october 2018 by handcoding
Mededitor, this won't hurt on Twitter: "Or consider Roy Copperud's "American Usage and Style: The Consensus" (one of my favorite reference works). He surveys a range of dictionaries and usage manuals, then gives you the majority opinion. As you say in you
(Perhaps this could be a good reference book to pick up sometime?)
“Or consider Roy Copperud’s ‘American Usage and Style: The Consensus’ (one of my favorite reference works). He surveys a range of dictionaries and usage manuals, then gives you the majority opinion. As you say in your essay, logic _and_ data.”
books  recommendations  editing  wishlist  2018  Mededitor 
october 2018 by handcoding
Dear White Writers, Please Stop Doing These Things - Submittable
(Here are the main points—)
“So, white writers from majority-white countries, please stop:
1. Using “nude” or “flesh-colored” to describe an object.
2. Mentioning the skin color only of non-white people.
3. Assuming an ethnicity when there’s clearly no basis for it.
4. Suggesting that white people have no ethnicity.
5. Making ethnicity (or sexuality, or disability, or any other minority status) the most interesting thing about a character.”
(via: https://twitter.com/GrammarGuideCom/status/1052959258369757186)
race  via:GrammarGuideCom  nude  2018  editing 
october 2018 by handcoding
Elizabeth d'Anjou on Twitter: "Do you mean specifically multi-word items? "to" is usually better. A simple en dash range like (say, just two years) is fine in parentheses, charts, captions, technical texts with lots and lots of such ranges. But in mainstr
(Jonathon Owen asked:)
“Editors, how do you feel about the en dashes in things like ‘11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.’ or ‘3 November 1945–4 February 1946’?”

(And while this answer from Elizabeth d’Anjou might not be definitive, her reasoning here sounds pretty good:)
“Do you mean specifically multi-word items? ‘to’ is usually better.

“A simple en dash range like (say, just two years) is fine in parentheses, charts, captions, technical texts with lots and lots of such ranges. But in mainstream trade or online pubs, ‘to’ is usually better.”
endashes  editing  ranges  2018  ElizdAnjou  twitter  ArrantPedantry 
october 2018 by handcoding
'Which' Versus 'That' | Grammar Girl
This isn’t a bad primer on “that” versus “which,” if you should need to pass along such a thing.
grammargirl  2018  that  which  canonical  beginners  language  editing  copyediting 
october 2018 by handcoding
Understanding Contract Terms: The Paper It’s Written On - Copyediting.com
“The problems lurking for editors in contracts tend to be in the nature of opening editors to legal liability which—even if a court is unlikely to deem the editor responsible—would cost way more to defend in court than an editor earned from the job itself. Sometimes, their advice is to avoid problem clauses altogether and the authors explain how to strike clauses and negotiate their removal. ‘The more specific your contract,’ Margulis and Cather advise, ‘the better your position.’

“The two sample contracts offered in the book show specifically how to mitigate some of the problems in contracts and how to protect yourself as an editor from liability for words you don’t have final say over.

“If words like ‘indemnify’, ‘non-disclosure’, and ‘non-compete’ strike fear into your heart, this book will be a real balm.”
contracts  legal  editing  copyediting  2018  reviews  books 
october 2018 by handcoding
A Person Cannot Be 'Diverse': The Linguistic Problems Highlighted by Ava DuVernay Around #OscarsSoWhite and the Academy Awards - The Atlantic
“‘In reality—which is to say, when applied to actual people, not flora, fauna, or financial securities—the notion of diversity feels more fraught, positioning one group (white, male Americans) as the default, and everyone else as the Other,’ Holmes wrote.”
diversity  diverse  2016  adjectives  language  inclusion  editing  theatlantic 
september 2018 by handcoding
Should I Use the Adjective “Diverse”? | Radical Copyeditor
“So it may seem like a small act to use the word diverse in a manner that is true to its dictionary definition, but it’s a small act with big ripple effects when you refuse to buy into a system that teaches us what ‘normal’ is and then defines everything else as Other. Diverse is not Other. Diverse describes the collective beauty of humanity.”
diverse  diversity  socialjustice  editing  canonical  2017 
september 2018 by handcoding
James M. Fraleigh on Twitter: "It was @LifeEditsbyJ's excellent idea to form a group; she pinged me, @MonocleEd, @rhiannonroot, and @NikkiBuschEdit back last fall. Honored to be in their company! #EFAchat… https://t.co/XGLXF6iq1z"
More about James Fraleigh’s edibuddies-retreat group:
“It was @LifeEditsbyJ’s excellent idea to form a group; she pinged me, @MonocleEd, @rhiannonroot, and @NikkiBuschEdit back last fall. Honored to be in their company! #EFAchat”
edibuddies  2018  editing  copyediting 
august 2018 by handcoding
James M. Fraleigh on Twitter: "A4a I'm going on a mini-retreat with four outstanding edibuddies! We're grabbing an Airbnb for a couple days, and we're going to set goals for our practices, give presentations, chat about pain points, and brainstorm solutio
(Looks like James is going on a mini-retreat with some edibuddies:)
“A4a I’m going on a mini-retreat with four outstanding edibuddies! We’re grabbing an Airbnb for a couple days, and we’re going to set goals for our practices, give presentations, chat about pain points, and brainstorm solutions. #EFAchat”
jamesfraleigh  editing  copyediting  2018  edibuddies  retreats 
august 2018 by handcoding
K. O'Moore-Klopf on Twitter: "Editor friends, I sure hope you subscribe to @Copyediting, because I want you to be able to read my tips on explaining to authors why your work is worth it to them.… https://t.co/MqUM3ZocFL"
(Looks like it may be worth it to subscribe to this, eh?)
“Editor friends, I sure hope you subscribe to @Copyediting, because I want you to be able to read my tips on explaining to authors why your work is worth it to them.”
copyediting  editing  2018  KOKEdit 
august 2018 by handcoding
Steve Kleinedler on Twitter: "When you submit your manuscript, may I suggest in the cover letter or style sheet include in all caps, DO NOT EDIT SINGULAR THEY—IT IS INTENTIONAL. @GreyEditing suggested I do this, and I think this saved me from having to
“When you submit your manuscript, may I suggest in the cover letter or style sheet include in all caps, DO NOT EDIT SINGULAR THEY—IT IS INTENTIONAL. @GreyEditing suggested I do this, and I think this saved me from having to switch everything back when I got pages to review.”
singularthey  they  SKleinedler  books  editing  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
Ampersand Usage — “&” or “And”? – Business Writers' Blog
“But ‘&’  and ‘and’ have distinct functions, meanings, and uses. Worse, writers commonly and casually overuse ‘&’ as a fully interchangeable equivalent of and. That’s why we assembled this easy list of ampersand usage rules.”
ampersands  and  editing  copyediting  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
When do you use a comma before “including” or “such as”?
“Words like ‘including’ or ‘such as’ are often used to introduce examples that further explain something mentioned in the sentence. They suggest that you are going to list just a few of the relevant items. If you removed the comma from the opening example, though, would it matter?

“Actually, yes. There are certain grammar rules for when to use a comma with these example phrases and when to leave it out, depending on the context.”
editing  suchas  copyediting  including  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
Barbie Halaby on Twitter: "If anyone needs a sprint partner, feel free to reach out to me or some of the others in this chat and find someone you work well with. It's always good to have options. #ACESchat"
(If you should ever need a partner for an editing sprint:)
“If anyone needs a sprint partner, feel free to reach out to me or some of the others in this chat and find someone you work well with. It’s always good to have options. #ACESchat”
editing  sprints  aces  aceschat  2018  twitter  MonocleEd 
august 2018 by handcoding
Macros: What are they and how do you use them? | ACES: The Society for Editing
“I had a manuscript that was missing a lot of hyphens, and I got tired of the repetition. So I created a macro that works like this:

“• I place the cursor anywhere in the word before the space that needs to become a hyphen.
“• I hit the keyboard shortcut I assigned to the macro (Ctrl = Num0).
“• The macro finds the next space, deletes the space, and types a hyphen.

“That may seem like the same amount of work, but let’s break it down.
“• I don’t need to navigate to a specific place, just anywhere in the preceding word.
“• I don’t need to think about whether to Delete or Backspace to remove the hyphen.
“• I can type my keyboard shortcut easily with one hand, and it’s easy to repeat for a string of hyphens.”
hyphens  word  macros  2018  editing 
august 2018 by handcoding
Editors Only - Fact Checking Advice
(On verifying the accuracy of polls and the like:)
“Instructive in this respect – and many others – is the sourcing section of BuzzFeed’s Editorial Standards and Ethics Guide. Here is an excerpt from its recommendation for verifying polls and other studies:

“When considering reporting on a study or poll, ask these questions:

“–Have the authors included a detailed methodology?
“–How many people did they study? (For most studies, be skeptical of anything below 100; for polls, anything below 1,000.)
“–Do the authors have any conflicts of interest?
“–For medical studies: Was the study performed on humans or other animals? (Drugs, for example, that work in mice might fail in humans.)
“–For polls: How, precisely, were the questions worded?
“–Never take information directly from a press release. Instead, ask the authors for a copy of the actual study or poll.”
polls  surveys  2018  factchecking  editing 
july 2018 by handcoding
When to use italics with foreign words in fiction — Quartzy
“In both sentences, the reader is made aware of the non-English words by italics. Setting non-English words in italics is a standard practice for American English style guides (including Quartz’s). But some multilingual writers are pointing out that hitting command + i is no longer simply a neutral expression of style.

“The format is meant to be used for clarity, to indicate to a reader that she hasn’t come across a typo or an English word she doesn’t know. But the practice reinforces a monolinguistic culture of othering, some writers believe, and it simply doesn’t sound natural. For the world’s bilingual population—by some estimates, more than half—it’s not the way people really talk.”

(via: https://twitter.com/consciousstyles/status/1022159492178501632)
italics  2018  editing  language  foreign  via:consciousstyles 
july 2018 by handcoding
Mental Illness and the Editorial Profession: Erasing the Stigma — Fostered Creativity, LLC
“In this post, I hopefully shed some light on what dealing with an anxiety disorder entails and explain why editing and proofreading involves skills beyond just ‘being a bit OCD.’”
ocd  editing  mentalillness  2018 
june 2018 by handcoding
Rebecca Weston on Twitter: "Line editing is a part of developmental editing and is different from copyediting. In line edits, you are focusing on the beauty or effectiveness of the language, making sure that the language is in line with the narrator’s v
On line editing:
“Line editing is a part of developmental editing and is different from copyediting. In line edits, you are focusing on the beauty or effectiveness of the language, making sure that the language is in line with the narrator’s voice, etc. It’s not so much about grammar.”
editing  copyediting  line  lineediting  2018  twitter  rwestonliterary 
june 2018 by handcoding
Using styles to set spell-check options in Word - mike's web log/comments
“Suppose you're writing a document that has quotations in different languages. If you run spell check over the document, it'll barf when it gets to your citations in Spanish or French or Latin or whatever.

“The hard way to solve this problem is to select the text of each citation, one by one, and then to set the proofing language (Review tab > Language > Set Proofing Language).

“The easier way to do it is to define a style and set the language for that style. Then you can just apply the style to your citations.”
word  spellcheck  languages  mikepope  editing  styles  2018 
may 2018 by handcoding
Laura Poole on Twitter: "Sometime soon, let's plan a virtual happy hour, where we each go where we want and then FaceTime each other or something.… "
“Sometime soon, let’s plan a virtual happy hour, where we each go where we want and then FaceTime each other or something.”
facetime  editing  edibuddies  2018  twitter  lepoole  jamesfraleigh 
may 2018 by handcoding
Sarah Grey on Twitter: "Good question! My inexpert thought is that it's not ideal, but what often gets used is worse: "national costume" and "ethnic garb" and the like. I'd suggest being more specific: "a traditional Korean formal dress called the hanbok"
(On whether the phrase “traditional dress” is othering:)
My inexpert thought is that it's not ideal, but what often gets used is worse: "national costume" and "ethnic garb" and the like. I'd suggest being more specific: "a traditional Korean formal dress called the hanbok" or "18th-century-style Bavarian formalwear."
dress  2018  GreyEditing  editing  copyediting  othering  garb 
may 2018 by handcoding
Proofreading is not being 'a bit OCD' - denise cowle editorial services
“Reluctant to hit ‘Send’ on the final pass of your latest editing job because you might not have caught everything, or publish your latest blog for fear of a rogue typo slipping through?

“This is not OCD.

“And you are not OCD. No-one is OCD, anyway, just as no-one is diabetes. Because OCD is an illness. Your tidy-minded nature does not mean you have OCD. Not even ‘a bit’. Just like you can’t be ‘a bit’ pregnant.”
ocd  editing  mentalillness  2017 
may 2018 by handcoding
First Look: WordRake Proofreading Software
“Finally, on my almost-finished brief, WordRake did a solid job of catching passive phrasing (‘by the issuance of’ was changed to the much better ‘issuing,’ for example). It also spotted typos and removed intra-sentence redundancies. However, it still made some grammatical suggestions that utterly changed the meaning of the sentence. That is not a reason not to use the software. Given that you can accept or reject each change, you are free to ignore the suggestions that mangle your meaning.”
wordrake  reviews  2016  word  editing 
may 2018 by handcoding
Adjective, Participle, or Gerund? « Literal-Minded
This page offers a potentially handy flow chart on how to figure out whether “the X-ing NOUN” is an adjective, a participle, or a gerund:

“Is the phrase grammatical with ‘very X-ing’?”

YES → It’s an adjective

NO ⤵
“Is the phrase grammatical with ‘ADVERB X-ing’?”

YES → It’s a participle

NO → It’s a gerund.
gerunds  participles  adjectives  grammar  editing  2013 
may 2018 by handcoding
Editing in Word, 2nd Edition by Adrienne Montgomerie (eBook) - Lulu
“Editing in Word 2016 is a self-study course for line editors, copyeditors and communications professionals using MS Word 2016 (365) on Mac or Windows. It helps you be more efficient and effective when collaborating on documents, and gets Word to do the heavy lifting for a change. — Integral to this self-study guide are the 24 demo videos and 24 self-check exercises as well as the support website”
(via: https://twitter.com/sciEditor/status/986612064474095616)
editing  word  copyediting  2018  sciEditor  ebooks 
april 2018 by handcoding
Agreement Template for Editing Services | Editors Canada
via @editorscanada: “When a client hires an editor for a project, both parties enter a legal relationship. It is in both parties' interests to specify the terms of that relationship in writing. We're pleased to offer a free template you can customize.”
editing  contracts  freelance  2018 
april 2018 by handcoding
Editor's ToolKit PLUS 2018 for Microsoft Word
“That's right: Editor's ToolKit Plus 2018 runs on Macintosh (Word 2016) as well as Windows (Word 2010, 2013, or 2016).”
word  plugins  2018  editing 
april 2018 by handcoding
Dangling postings | Arnold Zwicky's Blog
"Here’s an inventory of postings, on Language Log and this blog, on non-default SPARs (subjectless predicational adjuncts requiring a referent for the subject — non-default when they don’t obey the Subject Rule, that is, when they don’t pick up this referent from the subject of the main clause), commonly known as 'dangling modifiers' (though some writers extend this label to a variety of other phenomena)."
dangling  modifiers  editing  arnoldzwicky  2018 
february 2018 by handcoding
Brian Baresch on Twitter: "If I'm seeing their work at all, then someone else (me) will sand and paint it. Their job is to get the underpinnings in place."
@kissane tweeted this…
"As an editor, I care so much more about the soundness and clarity of your argument's (or explanation's) structure than about house style.”

…to which Brian Baresch replied:
"I tell people I edit that if they have time before deadline to review soundness/clarity or check for style points, always choose option A.”

And he went on to say,
"If I'm seeing their work at all, then someone else (me) will sand and paint it. Their job is to get the underpinnings in place."
twitter  Editer  kissane  editing  sanding  painting  metaphors  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
laying blame squarely on • English Definition & Examples • Ludwig
This is actually a pretty neat site that lets you search for a given phrase (or groups or words), and it’ll show you examples from news articles where that phrase is used.

(Here, the current search happens to be “laying blame squarely on.”)
editing  news  context  examples  phrases  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
Free eBook: Wildcard Cookbook for MS Word | Intelligent Editing
“The Wildcard Cookbook by Jack Lyon makes it all easier. It carefully explains what wildcards are and how to use them. Packed with detailed screenshots and instruction, it teaches you how to get the most from wildcard search and gives you the confidence to use wildcards in your work. And if coming up with wildcard patterns yourself sounds like hard work, it includes real-world examples that you can simply copy and paste.

“The book is a $10 paperback. However, you can get a PDF version absolutely free by signing up to our newsletter below!”
word  wildcards  search  editing  ebooks  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Finding and replacing characters using wildcards
This page offers a pretty good quick reference to the various search wildcards in Word.
word  wildcards  search  mvp  editing  2017  canonical 
october 2017 by handcoding
How do I find spelling inconsistencies when proofreading and editing? - Louise Harnby | Proofreader | Copyeditor
"One of my favourite tools is TextSTAT. Actually, it wasn’t created with the proofreader or editor in mind. Rather, the program was designed to enable users to analyse texts for word frequency and concordance. However, I use it to generate, very quickly, simple alphabetized word lists.

"Time and again, those word lists have flagged up potential problems that I need to check in a proofreading or copyediting project."
editing  software  words  wordlists  2017  mac  osx  macos  opensource 
october 2017 by handcoding
Q&A: Why you shouldn't put acronyms in parentheses
(On not putting acronyms in parenthesis:)
"The the more fluid way is to create a parenthetical with a brief explanation. If MAcc is an abbreviation you use regularly but new students might not know, you might introduce it this way:

'Students who pursue a Master of Accounting, which is commonly called MAcc, must complete …

'Or even shorter:  Students who pursue a Master of Accounting, or MAcc, must complete …'"
acronyms  editing  parenthesis  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Make a Custom Tab on Word’s Ribbon - Copyediting.com
"Hunting for functions is probably the biggest time waster in word processing. Knowing keyboard shortcuts for the most common functions is a huge time saver (like ctrl + S to save a document), making your own shortcuts can help too. A custom Ribbon tab is a great alternative for those who are more visually oriented, rather than memorizing shortcuts."
word  keyboard  shortcuts  ribbon  editing  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Citation Machine: Chicago/Turabian format citation generator for journal article
This looks like a pretty neat site for automagically formatting citations for papers.
citations  chicago  editing  cmos  canonical  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Laura Poole on Twitter: "Editing pro tip: If it's "needless to say," that literally means you don't have to say it. Try "Obviously" instead."
via @lepoole: “Editing pro tip: If it's ‘ needless to say,’ that literally means you don't have to say it. Try ‘Obviously’ instead.”
needless  lepoole  obviously  needlesstosay  editing  twitter  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Andy Hollandbeck on Twitter: "Writers and Editors: What's your favorite MS Word trick or shortcut? #Word"
(There’re some nifty tips in this thread.)
"Writers and Editors: What's your favorite MS Word trick or shortcut? #Word"
word  tips  twitter  4ndyman  editing  copyediting  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
Common Errors in English Usage | Common Errors in English Usage and More | Washington State University
via @ArrantPedantry: "Paul Brians's Common Errors in English site (which just turned 20!) has a nice new interface."
english  errors  editing  copyediting  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
Educating Internal Clients About Copyediting - Copyediting.com
"Colleagues who would seek editing are your internal clients. As with external clients, you need to persuade them that the service you offer will solve their problem. Marketers call this 'What’s in it for me?',
copyediting  editing  tpg  work  2017 
august 2017 by handcoding
Ashley Bischoff on Twitter: "If I had to describe my editing philosophy in a sentence, I’d go with this. #plainlanguage https://t.co/48mbKhcc5e"
You tweeted "If I had to describe my editing philosophy in a sentence, I’d go with this. #plainlanguage”

…as part of a retweet-with-quote of @sesquiotic saying this:
"One of my fave things in editing is taking starchy stuff people wrote and turning it into what they'd actually say in normal conversation."
plainlanguage  twitter  editing  copyediting  2017  sesquiotic 
august 2017 by handcoding
How to Deal with Tracked Changes | Northern Editorial
This post offers a pretty good tutorial toward authors who may be facing a document with tracked changes from an editor for the first time.
editing  freelance  trackchanges  word  tutorials  beginners  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
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