Word of the Week: Contextomy

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

iOS 10: Grammar Police Enablers

Great. Now everyone is going to think they’re qualified to edit. :p Please folks, leave personal social media…

Errors in Closed Captions

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the last three days, I’ve seen inaudible used incorrectly every day. All of them were on a…

Grammar Rumble

Because grammar is tough. Grammar Rumble – ’50s Greasers Sketch Comedy by STuFF FiLMS

Scrivener is on sale!

Scrivener is 40% off right now. Get it now while it’s only $23.99!

A civil conversation on self-pubbing v. trade pubbing

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]f course, it’s biased toward self-pubbing, but I think it’s hard not to be in this day.

What NOT to Do: BS your reader

 [dropcap]D[/dropcap]ON’T try to get by with a passing knowledge of something just because you think you know enough…

What NOT to Do: Spam query a freelance editor

[dropcap]D[/dropcap] ON’T send an impersonal bulk email with your synopsis and first chapter, a.k.a. SPAM.

Best Editing Post Eva!

via  Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Editing symbols! UPDATED!  

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