Did you know a lot of grammar rules are actually rather arbitrary? Here are six of those “rules” this particular copy editor wants you to rethink.
A common piece of advice writers get is to ditch the adverbs in their projects. But is that right?
I was browsing through some of the most asked questions about poetry editing recently, and this one came up: What do poetry editors do? Well, it depends.
It’s common for writers to wonder if they should hire a professional editor for each stage of editing. So… should you?
Depending on the editor you ask, where said editor works, and how they edit, you might get slightly different answers around the types of editing. To make things simple, I’m going to look at the four types you’re likely to come across in your editing journey.
New copy editors take time learning them; seasoned copy editors keep them in mind with every job. But I think it’s good for writers to know what the four c’s are, too. That way, when you send your project off to a copy editor, you have a good sense of what they’re doing. So what are the four c’s?
Punctuation can be hard to get sometimes, and some marks prove trickier than others. These are the four punctuation marks that I routinely come across that either need to be corrected or that spur a discussion.
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Have you ever been writing or editing something, have to stop, and say “this is a job for Google”? I’ve done it so many times, I’ve lost count. So I thought I’d put together a list of things I’ve Googled over the years (for writing and editing) that are hopefully either relatable or entertaining. I know I love to see what other writers Google in the name of their stories!
I’ve touched on this already, but it’s still something that’s fascinating to me and that I’m constantly thinking about: editing poetry and editing prose are two different things. Ok, not entirely, but they’re different enough for me to notice. Let’s take a look!