May 20

Gender-Inclusive, Canadian Style

Outside of issues of biology, there is just about always a good argument for using terms that include everyone. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column atCopyediting.com, I survey Canadian style guides for advice on gender inclusive language.

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May 18

How to Manage Conflicting National Schedules

Happy Victoria Day. What do you do when your schedule and your clients’ schedule don’t line up? Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. I wrote about today’s holiday earlier: Victoria Day.

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May 15

Links of the Month, w20—2015

It’s been slow around the interwebs, so it’s been weeks since a really good roundup. Here I present a collection for week 20, 2015.   [View the story “LOTW 18, 2015″ on Storify] capitalization rules, automated thesaurus of simpler words (for plain language and reading level adjustment) public service style guides (for Canada and Ontario) …

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May 13

Short List for 2014 Canadian Editing Award

Today we look at this year’s short list for the Tom Fairley Award, the Editors’ Association of Canada award for editorial excellence in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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May 11

How to Preserve Voice (and Recognize it, Too)

“Preserve the author’s voice,” editors are commonly told. But what IS voice? How to recognize the author’s voice and preserve it when style guidelines allow. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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May 08

Editing World News: updated software

The editing community is atwitter with news of the latest release of PerfectIt — a Word add-in many editors (and non-editors) use to automate mechanical consistency checks in manuscripts. Earlier this week I posted a detailed review on the official blog of the Editors’ Association of Canada (Editors’ Weekly). Today, it made the industry news post …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/05/editing-world-news-updated-software/

May 06

Public Service Commission Style Guide

Take a glimpse at one of the freely available Canadian style guidesToday, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read select points from the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) style guide used together with the PSC Glossary and The Canadian Style (also available free online: The Canadian Style) by departments within the PSC and any …

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May 05

Review of tech tool for editors: Perfect It 3

ribbon interface of Perfect It 3

PerfectIt 3 is out, and I put it through its paces. You can read my review on the EAC blog, Editors’ Weekly. It was a tough review, because I’m a big fan of this software and after really testing this new version and digging deeper than ever before, I found myself frustrated. But I have hope. This …

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May 04

Learn to Assess Visuals

Some resources that will help you learn to assess visuals for their ability to communicate and their suitability to the medium. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, so that you can meet the professional standards of Editors’ Canada: “Recognize when graphic elements must be edited to clearly and effectively convey the intended meaning.” Get a printable, …

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Apr 29

Editing the Visuals, with ECE Editors

How are the word specialists (editors) supposed to know if a visual communicates its intended meaning? Advice from the contributors of ECE3 today — in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com — on how to edit visuals to meet the professional standards of Editors’ Canada. Get a printable, multi-stage checklist for editing visuals.

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