Aug 31

How to Prepare for Succession

Lying in your hospital bed is no time to realize that you should have left notes about your work in progress. Get tips you can use right now to prepare for the unexpected and make sure that your projects don’t flop when you do—today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Aug 26

Capital Headlines, Eh?

Headline capitalization rules from The Canadian Press Stylebook (17th) and updated info from The Canadian Style online are summarized in a chart in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com today.

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Aug 24

How to Prepare for an Unexpected (Long) Absence

The first rule of succession planning is: start now! Would your coworkers know where to pick up the project to continue your work, or even what projects you are prioritizing? If you are not around coworkers daily, how long would it take for someone to notice your absence? A missed deadline, perhaps? Unanswered emails? Today, …

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Aug 17

How to Keep Your Place When Editing

There are many strategies you can use to keep your place in a document. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I examine macros and manual strategies when editing onscreen.

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Aug 12

Canadian Copyright Exemptions, Eh?

Though copyright protection is automatic in Canada, there are a few exceptions that do not get protected. Learn about these today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com: What Is Not Protected Exemption to Fair Dealing Expired Copyright Editing Canadian English (ECE3) explains more, in section 10.3.2.  Photo by geishaboy500  used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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Aug 10

How to Be a Friendly Professional

Relationship or relation-sink? How do you build rapport without over-sharing? Or, do you even need a personal relationship to get the editing done? Today I talk friendliness and boundaries (and the many layers of cultural sensitivities) in professional situations — in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Aug 05

Abbreviations, Styled the Canadian Way

Style those abbreviations the Canadian way. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I discuss guidelines from Editing Canadian English, The Canadian Press Stylebook and The Canadian Style.

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Aug 03

Editing the Hooey: When You Don’t Respect the Material

When should you and when should you not edit ludicrous materials? And we don’t mean the funny-haha stuff. Does the editor’s code of ethics preclude the editing of hooey or require it? Weigh the factors in my How To column at Copyediting.com: Who Edits Hooey Who Doesn’t Edit Hooey What Is Hooey The Problem With Hooey Do you edit …

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Jul 28

Plain Language in the Canadian Style, Eh?

Plain language is about style and formatting more than it is about dumbing down vocabulary. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I discuss sentences as well as vocabulary.

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Jul 27

Get Better Email Replies

Are your emails going unanswered? Get tips for composing emails that get replied to, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Start these practices, now.

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