Apr 01

(When) You Need Permission

You need to ask permission—almost always—to use pictures or words that are not your own creation. It doesn’t matter what the use is unless you are a reporter, making a parody, or critiquing the material. Just ask, and stop arguing. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I mention a very few exceptions to the …

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Mar 30

How to Recharge after a Conference

After the energizing effect of being surrounded by people who get the “editorial you” you may need a withdrawal regiment. Get some tips for a strategic come-down today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

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Mar 27

LOTW 13, 2015 — ACES conference edition

This week’s focus has been usurped by ACES, where I am presenting two sessions and meeting up with my Copyediting colleagues for the first time. So the links below are related to that, word nerds.

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Mar 26

Editing in a Digital Environment — ACES2015

Slide Set and Handout Download the two-page PDF handout of best practices for digital workflow.

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Mar 23

How to Use a Coach for Professional Development

Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I talk about coaching as a PD option. Coaching is like mentoring, with more structure and accountability; and a coach doesn’t need to know publishing to help an editor move her skills and her career forward.

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Mar 20

LOTW 12, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word-nerd peeps.

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Mar 18

Punctuating Requests and Indirect Questions

Question marks can be optional, eh? The Canadian Style (guide) shows us that sometimes questioning words are actually forming a command, request, or indirect question, contraindicating the use of a question mark. Today, in my regularly scheduled Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Mar 17

Interview with a TV (Copy) Editor

Today, in my extra post at Copyediting.com, I speak with Duncan McKenzie who edits words in TV and puzzles.

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Mar 13

LOTW 11, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word-nerd peeps.

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Mar 11

Interview with a Custom eNewsletter Editor

Cranking out 25 custom e-newsletters is the weekly job of Canadian editor Katherine Radin (pictured) over at MultiView Canada. Today, she tells me about that work for my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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