Aug 29

Links OTW, Aug 23–29

I don’t know how you all maintain the fabulousness, week after week. But here we are again with yet another roundup. Lots “off topic” this week. And scroll to the bottom to read a post about a real-world, big-business version of planned happenstance. Costs of editing, fiction editing, flying motorbike, xkcd book of what ifs, …

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Aug 27

Checklist for Editing, Canadian Style

The Canadian Style says a checklist “will help you to cover all pertinent facets of the writing process and to meet your deadlines.” More about their free checklist today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. (Tweet this.)   Photo by John Schultz used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

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Aug 25

How to Handle a Crying Author

  I say, “There is a reader for every writer.” And it’s true. That reader might be your mom, but she’ll still read it. (I don’t say that part out loud.)   Encouraging words for downtrodden writers, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com.   (Tweet this post by @scieditor) Photo by Dollen used under CC BY-ND …

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Aug 22

Links OTW, August 16–22

A plethora of interweb awesome this week: diversity in publishing, how words become real, two spaces (again), street view for underwater sights, colour success in social media, pins to edit a MS, more screenwriting, acting and storytelling in communications, and the off-topic stuff (anxious kids, the science of TP dispensing, a time management (scheduling) app, …

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Aug 18

There’s a mistake in my copy!

Perfection is not the realm of humans. How to help your clients understand this, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.   The rest of you: re-flippin-lax. The world will not crumble because you missed that one little mistake. You are human. Now, convincing your client of this is another matter entirely. But I’d start by …

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Aug 15

Links OTW, Aug 9–15

I had a really long waiting room stay this week, so I caught up on a reading backlog. Lucky you: there’s a lot of great here! Writing for mobile & analyses of the mediums, why editing costs & what it is, synopsis & dialogue tips, ebook production, and who’s defending Canadian English, 10 years after …

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Aug 13

6 New Honorary Certified Professional Editors

  Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I recognize six members of EAC who recently got honorary certification for their work in developing the program. You might think this is just a token, but when criteria such as this win you points in a job competition, it matters. One editor I know was disqualified …

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Aug 11

When Lives Depend on the Words

  How to deal with the emotional and legal risks of working on words that could save, or cost, or even just ruin a life, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. (Tweet this)   Related post last week: There’s a mistake in my copy!   Photo by epSos.de used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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Aug 08

Links OTW, Aug 2–8

Resources I find that relate to copy editing scripts and screenplays for film, TV, video, podcast and all spoken words. There’s another post devoted to video games.

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