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. Commas with Conjunctions are Canadian, Eh? — March 4, 2015
  2. Use Teaching as Professional Development — March 2, 2015
  3. Freedom to Read Begins with Access — February 25, 2015
  4. How to Cross-Train for Editing — February 23, 2015
  5. LOTW 9, 2015 — February 20, 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. Things I wish I had known when I started freelancing — 7 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 04

Commas with Conjunctions are Canadian, Eh?

Tweet this post.Today, in my special Canadian, Eh? post for National Grammar Day, at Copyediting.com, I look at the role of commas when conjunctions join independent clauses. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/03/commas-with-conjunctions-are-canadian-eh/

Mar 02

Use Teaching as Professional Development

“If you want to know something well, teach it to someone else,” the saying goes.

Tweet this quote.Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I look at where and how editors might teach what they know in order to improve her own skills and knowledge.  Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/03/use-teaching-as-professional-development/

Feb 25

Freedom to Read Begins with Access

Tweet this quote.“There is no freedom to read if you can’t afford to buy books to read,” Laura May said in explaining why Ottawa’s Twice Upon a Time gives books to children in the city’s most at-risk neighbourhoods.

More from Laura today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/freedom-to-read-begins-with-access/

Feb 23

How to Cross-Train for Editing

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Cross-training is the focus of today’s How To column at Copyediting.com, as I continue my series on innovative professional development tactics for mid-career and senior editors.

Here are examples of cross-training I have done myself:

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/how-to-cross-train-for-editing/

Feb 20

LOTW 9, 2015

Picks from the interwebs this week for my word-nerd peeps. I skipped last week, because it seems the interwebs gave up being awesome for Lent.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/lotw-9-2015/

Feb 18

Even the Lorem Ipsum Needs Proofreading

Tweet this post.Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, Greeked text so garbled that even Cicero would roll in his grave:

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/even-the-lorem-ipsum-needs-proofreading/

Feb 16

How a Mastermind Group Educates Sr Editors

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Mastermind groups are the focus of today’s How To column at Copyediting.com, as I continue my series on innovative professional development tactics for mid-career and senior editors. When you have these peers, their energy, successes and support can catapult your career.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/how-a-mastermind-group-educates-sr-editors/

Feb 13

LOTW 7, 2015

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

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/lotw-7-2015/

Feb 11

Bad Debts, and Other Tax Write-Offs

Tweet this post.Income tax deduction tips for self-employed Canadian editors, including use of home expenses, bad debts, and other write-offs, today in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/bad-debts-and-other-tax-write-offs/

Feb 09

How a Study Group Can Benefit Mid-Career Editors

Tweet this quote.A study group can provide the high-level, in-depth knowledge and peer check-in that mass-market courses can’t offer the mid-career and senior editor looking for professional development. Today in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I tell you the key things you need to do to make it work.

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/02/how-a-study-group-can-benefit-mid-career-editors/

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