What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos

The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually…

Word of the Week: Contextomy

Contextomy is an informal fallacy we find in a lot of news articles (particularly headlines), memes, and social…

Mail Call: Blood and Sand by Jennifer M. Lane

Look what came in the mail on Friday! Blood and Sand by Jennifer M. Lane. Get it now!

Do You Have Wordnesia?

We editors run into this quite often. Call it a glitch in the matrix. We don’t really know…

Zombie Rules

Ah, the rules that never existed, yet live on as if they had and refuse to die. Free…

Guide to Vetting Editors

Need help figuring out how to choose an editor? Janell Robisch has some great tips for you. Vetting…

Can You Edit?

I’ve posted a copyediting test before, but here’s another one for funsies. The Times’s standards editor, Philip B….

Don’t Be the Grammar Police

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]eaders have had to compensate for the lack of quality control in self-published ebooks by leaving reviews, creating…

The Whom Problem

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] am not, in my normal life outside of editing, the grammar police. I don’t correct people on social…

So what DOES an editor do? Part I

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]et’s face it, most authors generally don’t know what an editor’s job really is. They have a basic…

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