You know when the publisher wants you to accept responsibility for copyright infringement, plagiarism, and other legal issues that end up in print? No. Don’t do that. Strike out that clause. It’s a ridiculous request. Find out more in my post on Copyediting.com.
Category Archive: copy editing
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I am friends with only half of the speakers’ list for the EFA conference next month. I am really looking forward to meeting the others!
Introducing PDF markup using the free Acrobat Reader DC is what I’ll be demonstrating first. I’ll even throw in some advanced tricks so that you can wow your team right away.
Monday, August 29th, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Simultaneous Session C (as of this post)
The next day, I join a couple of my closest colleagues on a panel about Taking Your Business to the Next Level. We’ve done such a panel before and several projects spun off from it.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Simultaneous Session M
Word Tricks for Editors will be my longer, hands-on session at Communication Central in October. Join me at this intimate communication intensive in Rochester.
Saturday, October 29th, 3:15–5:15 p.m. Concurrent Session A
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Need to convert automated lists to manual ones? Or automatically numbered headings to manually numbered? Get the one-line macro in today’s How To column at Copyediting.com. Don’t worry, I tell you how to cut and paste to create the macro. It couldn’t be easier.
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Sci/Why is a blog by children’s science writers who aim to help parents, teachers and librarians discover the wide world of Canadian science writing for kids. Today I share the why and the how behind my list of science words by grade.
I’m honoured to join the roster of accomplished science writers. I hope you’ll check out the blog every week. My words will appear again there in August.
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Does your data table need notes to make sense of it? Here’s how to choose between symbols, letters, and numbers for those notes, today in my How To column at Copyediting. We’ll also tell you which symbols to use, and what to do when there are more notes than notations available.
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