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. How to Prepare for Succession — August 31, 2015
  2. Capital Headlines, Eh? — August 26, 2015
  3. How to Prepare for an Unexpected (Long) Absence — August 24, 2015
  4. How to Keep Your Place When Editing — August 17, 2015
  5. Canadian Copyright Exemptions, Eh? — August 12, 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

Aug 31

How to Prepare for Succession

Tweet this post.Lying in your hospital bed is no time to realize that you should have left notes about your work in progress. Get tips you can use right now to prepare for the unexpected and make sure that your projects don’t flop when you do—today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/how-to-prepare-for-succession/

Aug 26

Capital Headlines, Eh?

Headline capitalization rules from The Canadian Press Stylebook (17th) and updated info from The Canadian Style online are summarized in a chart in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com today. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/capital-headlines-eh/

Aug 24

How to Prepare for an Unexpected (Long) Absence

Tweet this quote.The first rule of succession planning is: start now!

Would your coworkers know where to pick up the project to continue your work, or even what projects you are prioritizing? If you are not around coworkers daily, how long would it take for someone to notice your absence? A missed deadline, perhaps? Unanswered emails?

Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I begin looking at best practices for succession planning.
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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/how-to-prepare-for-an-unexpected-long-absence/

Aug 17

How to Keep Your Place When Editing

There are many strategies you can use to keep your place in a document. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I examine macros and manual strategies when editing onscreen. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/how-to-keep-your-place-when-editing/

Aug 12

Canadian Copyright Exemptions, Eh?

Though copyright protection is automatic in Canada, there are a few exceptions that do not get protected. Learn about these today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com:

  • What Is Not Protected
  • Exemption to Fair Dealing
  • Expired Copyright

Editing Canadian English (ECE3) explains more, in section 10.3.2.Tweet this post.
Link to my Canadian, Eh? column on Copyediting.com

 Photo by geishaboy500  used under CC BY-2.0 license.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/canadian-copyright-exemptions-eh/

Aug 10

How to Be a Friendly Professional

Tweet this post.Relationship or relation-sink? How do you build rapport without over-sharing? Or, do you even need a personal relationship to get the editing done? Today I talk friendliness and boundaries (and the many layers of cultural sensitivities) in professional situations — in my How To column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/how-to-be-a-friendly-professional/

Aug 05

Abbreviations, Styled the Canadian Way

Style those abbreviations the Canadian way. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I discuss guidelines from Editing Canadian English, The Canadian Press Stylebook and The Canadian Style. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/abbreviations-styled-the-canadian-way/

Aug 03

Editing the Hooey: When You Don’t Respect the Material

When should you and when should you not edit ludicrous materials? And we don’t mean the funny-haha stuff. Does the editor’s code of ethics preclude the editing of hooey or require it? Weigh the factors in my How To column at Copyediting.com:

  • Who Edits Hooey
  • Who Doesn’t Edit Hooey
  • What Is Hooey
  • The Problem With Hooey

Do you edit hooey? Would you; have you? Is it fun or do you have to use coping strategies? Leave a comment below, or join us over on Facebook or Twitter.

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

clown running from an elephant stepping on a car

 Photo by David Blackwell, used under CC BY-2.0 license. 

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/08/editing-the-hooey-when-you-dont-respect-the-material/

Jul 28

Plain Language in the Canadian Style, Eh?

Plain language is about style and formatting more than it is about dumbing down vocabulary. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com, I discuss sentences as well as vocabulary. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2015/07/plain-language-in-the-canadian-style-eh/

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/

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