Jan 30

LOTW 5, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word- and tech-nerd peeps: xx Links and previews below.

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Jan 28

Creative Earners Salary Survey Results

Hey kids, notice that the average hourly fee for proofreading is $63 for those with 5–14 years’ experience? It’s only $57 for those with over 14 years’ experience. Does that mean that our fresher counterparts are better at asserting their worth? Ok, let’s not call it worth, but are they better at asking for higher …

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Jan 26

Words to Stop the Red Flags Flapping

Red flags, red flags, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do, when they come for you? Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, four things to say to address the red flags flapping right in your face. — A follow-up on my 21 25 Red Flags post.

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Jan 23

LOTW 4, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word- and tech-nerd peeps: cat V editor, and some fur-less purring to make up for the asshole behaviour language map and historical thesaurus famous graphic design quotes a keyboard that powers itself, as it should the science of happiness, learnings from the last year Grammarly sucks, it …

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Jan 21

Newly Updated Guide to Editing Canadian English

Announcement of the updated guide to Editing Canadian English (ECE3) today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. The guide is now in beta testing online by the Editors’ Association of Canada. Three years in the making, this much-needed update involved hundreds of volunteers—professional, veteran editors including me. I wrote chapters on editing in the educational …

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Jan 16

LOTW 3, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word- and tech-nerd peeps: science of why a second monitor is the best ROI history of the pencil realism for fiction writers: surviving multiple attackers the biz of audiobooks animal size comparison for easy” visualization of metric distances (SI units) apostrophes for plurals of abbreviations, acronyms literacy …

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Jan 14

Don’t Italicize French Ballet Terms

Italicizing ballet terms because they’re French? Oh no, you don’t! Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Jan 13

How New Words Catch On

During the seasonal onslaught of retrospectives, Ben Zimmer predicted new words that 2015 will bring, and pondered why some never catch on. A great bit of fun and relief. I say that to succeed, new terms require two things: They must roll off the tongue. If you trip and stumble over saying the new words, …

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Jan 12

Resolution: Spot the Red Flags

Call this another resolution: This year, I’m going to spot the red flags. 21 red flags that signal bad projects, and the pitfalls they warn you of; today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. These are those little things that make you cringe and hold your breath. “Is this going to be one of those projects?” …

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Jan 09

LOTW 2, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week (the second week of 2015 already!) for my word- and tech-nerd peeps: practical steps (with a little emotional IQ) to get buy-in from the boss predicting new words of 2015 data pitfalls — the gap between data and reality travel posters for off-world popularity of names, by profession job …

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