Adrienne (scieditor)

Author's details

Name: Adrienne (scieditor)
Date registered: May 25, 2011
URL: http://www.catchthesun.net

Biography

An editor of words, mostly those in instructional materials — and mostly on technical subjects such as science.

Latest posts

  1. Get Better Email Replies — July 27, 2015
  2. Sounds for Tuning Out — rain and purring — July 21, 2015
  3. T&C for Disturbing Subjects — July 20, 2015
  4. Niche Work in Canada, Eh? — July 17, 2015
  5. Canadian Acronym Styling, Eh? — July 8, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Productivity Rates in Editing — 13 comments
  2. Basic PDF Mark-Up for Copy Editors and Proofreaders — 16 comments
  3. How to Find Freelance Editing Work — 10 comments
  4. Thinking of a Career in Editing? — 9 comments
  5. Surprising 2-Step Trick to Find the Going Rate in Your Market Niche (podcast) — 16 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 27

Get Better Email Replies

Tweet this post.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. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/get-better-email-replies/

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 imagine the place they are writing about.

cat by rainy window Julie Raccuglia flickr:photos:jfolsom:6053180060

Two weeks ago the boom of the sailboat I was helming came around much faster than anticipated. I have been using rain sounds to help me sleep (like 18 hours a day) while recovering from that concussion: blocking out the noise of construction and the incessant cry of the kestrel in the tree outside my bedroom window. My whole family is now using the sound of a rain storm to help them crash quickly into a deep sleep at night. We can’t say enough about the beneficial effects. So, to save us from typing these links out once again, here they are:

Rain to Sleep By, via Website

Blow your mind: use earphones and go to the cat purr on MyNoise and on the right-hand menu select “vibrations” http://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/catPurrNoiseGenerator.php

I am particularly fond of the Karst Cave sound.

All of these are free to use from the websites and available as iPhone apps.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/sounds-for-tuning-out-rain-and-purring/

Jul 20

T&C for Disturbing Subjects

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/tc-for-disturbing-subjects/

Jul 17

Niche Work in Canada, Eh?

cover of Editorial Niches print edition by EACNiche editing in Canada, in this week’s Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/niche-work-in-canada-eh/

Jul 08

Canadian Acronym Styling, Eh?

Tweet this post.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. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/canadian-acronym-styling-eh/

Jul 06

How Taking Risks Will Make You a Better Editor

Tweet this post.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?  Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/how-taking-risks-will-make-you-a-better-editor/

Jul 01

Canadians Like Hyphens, Eh?

Tweet this post.The thorny world of hyphens in Canada: today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/canadians-like-hyphens-eh/

Jun 29

When a Lot More Work Is Needed

Tweet this post.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. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/06/when-a-lot-more-work-is-needed/

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 in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/06/canadianizing-texts/

Jun 22

How to Ask for Testimonials

Tweet this quote.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.
Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

Also read these great prompts by Jenika at Psychology for Photographers (and other creatives) in “3 Quick Questions That Get The Testimonials You Need To Have.”

TED Talk: The Currency of the New Economy Is Trust, Rachel Botsman

Photo by Peter MacKinnon used under CC BY-2.0 license.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/06/how-to-ask-for-testimonials/

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