Whether you are a writer or an editor, when you add phrases, always ensure that they modify the appropriate part of the sentence.
Rules might change, myths might vanish, and only the minds which are open to learning will survive.
Author Stephen King’s uncle had insisted on carrying a large and heavy tool box yet the only tool that was needed to fix the problem was a screwdriver. Can you guess why? Read on!
What is that one type of error that may go unnoticed even under otherwise careful eyes, but can be very embarrassing when noticed, both to the author and, obviously, to the one who edited the manuscript? Read on…
Editor’s Essentials invites you to share it with the editing fraternity. After all, a story is to be told, an idea is worth spreading, and editors are the ones who never shy away from seeking advice.
Punctuation can get tricky especially when it comes to deciphering what the author intends to say and what strokes or dots need to be used to enhance the structure and meaning of a sentence. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynne Truss, we discover how even the slightest of punctuation slipups can turn fatal!
Localization may be defined as the efforts to reach out to end-users and most importantly engage them. And there are various degrees of localization, from standardizing spelling to translation. Want to know more? Read on.
Without the external stimuli – which is nothing but continuous learning – the potential editor only remains that way – a potential editor, not realizing their great editing skills.
This week’s Editor’s Essentials Sunday Crossword is all about sentences. Each clue is a “sentence” that stands as an example of a technique. Identify the technique and that’s the answer to the clue.
Being a copy editor means being strong in the fundamentals. Understanding and mastering the syntax of a language is among…