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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Jun 17

Post-Con in Canada, Eh?

Seventy hours of word-related hilarity and high fashion. Not what you’d expect from a correction of editors? Staid nitpickers of obscura these editors are not. There wasn’t even a cat in sight (though there was one (service) dog, and a persistent rubber chicken). Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I look back at the …

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Jun 15

Use Word’s Outline View to Check Document Flow

Do you follow that editing principle of “parading your topic sentences”? Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, learn about Word’s Outline View and how it can help with this task. Visualize Heading Structure Outline Tools on the Home Ribbon Rearranging Content Keyboard Shortcuts

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Jun 10

Global Editors Converge on Toronto, Canada, Eh?

Packing for the editing conference in Toronto today, which I anticipate in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. You can share in the fun and learning online by searching #editors15 on Facebook and Twitter, and maybe on Instagram too, once the tiaras and sparkly dresses start to emerge.

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Jun 08

Word Tool to Check Document Structure

Visualize the structure of a complex document and navigate it too, using Word’s Document Map Pane. I explain how, today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Jun 01

Word Count Comparison

Different word processing software will give you a different word count in the very same document. I look at some of the variations today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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May 28

French Editing Proficiency Certification

Proving your editing abilities is one of those challenges every editor faces. French language editors now have this opportunity to have some sort of credential that will convince potential clients of their ability to do the job, thanks to a new offering from the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC). Learn more in my Canadian, Eh? column …

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