Category Archive: copy editing

Apr 08

Canadian Punctuation with Periods, Eh?

Tweet this post.Full stop, point, period, dot, or not—using punctuation the Canadian way. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 18

Punctuating Requests and Indirect Questions

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

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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 »

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Feb 04

It’s about More Than –our, Eh? Canadian Spelling Update

Tweet this post.Author of the latest guide to Canadian spelling, Elizabeth d’Anjou, talks to me today about what she found out when researching the related chapter for the about-to-be-released (online only) Editing Canadian English. We talked about a lot more spelling issues that I could cover in a single post, so watch for more in future Canadian, Eh? columns at Copyediting.com.

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Jan 14

Don’t Italicize French Ballet Terms

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Tweet this quote.Italicizing ballet terms because they’re French? Oh no, you don’t! Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

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Dec 31

The Last Curator of Canadian Spelling: Canadian Press Style

cover of CP Caps & Spelling
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Is Canadian Press’ Caps and Spelling guide the last standing curator of our national spelling style? A brief look at the 2-year-old guide today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2014/12/the-last-curator-of-canadian-spelling-canadian-press-style/

Dec 03

8 Ways a Ruler Rocks Editing

Tweet this quote.close up on numbers 789 on a clear rulerHow do you use a ruler when editing? I list 8 uses for rulers at (not of) the editing desk, today in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.

Link to my Canadian, Eh? column on Copyediting.com

 

Photo by Theilr, used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license. 

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Nov 26

Canadian Capitalization Conundrums

Tweet this quote.Capitalization is probably second only to spelling as a source of confusion and ambivalence for Canadian editors.

— Editing Canadian English

 

A glimpse at Canadian Press‘ 27+ page capitalization guide. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Spoiler: we prefer down style.

 

Link to my Canadian, Eh? column on Copyediting.com

 

close up of black shift key

 

Photo by Dan Foy, used under CC BY-2.0 license.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.catchthesun.net/2014/11/canadian-capitalization-conundrums/

Oct 30

Tips for Word’s Reviewing Pane and Comments

Two tech tips for you today, for working with Word’s tracked changes. One relating to comment balloons, and the other for simplifying the reviewing pane to reduce your stress level while simultaneously boosting your confidence.

graphic summary of keyboard shortcuts to insert a new Comment in Word and return to the main document

 

 

And here is something you can do to relieve the stress of seeing just how many changes are marked up in your document.

 

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Oct 27

7 Ways to Get Style Sheet Buy-in

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Tweet this quote.Seven tactics you can use to get buy-in for house style, today in my How To column at Copyediting.com.

How do you get buy-in? Does it even matter? What are your negotiable style points and which will you defend to the top of the mountain?

 

Link to my columns on Copyediting.com

 

 

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