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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Jul 21

Sounds for Tuning Out — rain and purring

It’s not just music that helps editors concentrate. Researching a post of tools for productivity had editors recommend a lot of sound generators to me. One editor found the cafe noises at Noisli highly productive without having to leave her tricked-out work station to go to an actual cafe. Writers can even use these soundscapes to help them …

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Jul 20

T&C for Disturbing Subjects

Right to refuse: set terms and conditions (T&C in your contract or letter of agreement) to avoid subjects that disturb you. The latest in a series about editing disturbing topics, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jul 17

Niche Work in Canada, Eh?

Niche editing in Canada, in this week’s Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Jul 08

Canadian Acronym Styling, Eh?

How to (Canadian) style letters that are not full words: title case, lower case, spall caps, and period-ification of acronyms and initialisms. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Jul 06

How Taking Risks Will Make You a Better Editor

Doing something new regularly, builds momentum and makes the big risks less scary — today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. What kinds of risks have you taken in your editing work? What risks would you like to take? 

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Jul 01

Canadians Like Hyphens, Eh?

The thorny world of hyphens in Canada: today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Jun 29

When a Lot More Work Is Needed

From “do nothing” to “do whatever it takes”: how to handle an manuscript that needs a lot more work than was thought. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jun 24

Canadianizing Texts

This post has been fixed now. A glitch in the system caused it to disappear from the host site. Canadianization is a common cost-saving measure used on materials that were successful in a larger, foreign market. Today, I look at when and when not to Canadianize a text plus two common approaches to the task …

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Jun 22

How to Ask for Testimonials

Client testimonials: need ’em, get ‘em, got ‘em, put ‘em. Testimonials are the main currency in today’s online economy. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I explore how to get testimonials about your work and what to do with them.   Also read these great prompts by Jenika at Psychology for Photographers (and other creatives) in “3 …

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