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The most underrated villain of copy editing

The most underrated villain of copy editing

Being a copy editor for almost ten years, I have always wondered which type of missed error is the most critical among all error categories. Subject–verb disagreement? Inappropriate article usage? Incorrect punctuation? Even though these are all quite basic areas a...
What’s your story?

What’s your story?

A story. An idea. A piece of expert advice. Everyone has something to share. More so for copy editors. What’s yours? 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...
The tale continues…

The tale continues…

One of our recent articles, “The tale of two countries”, received a mixed response from the readers. Some discussions ensued. One reader suggested that “localization” be best left to the native speakers. Interestingly, the word...
Greetings on US National Grammar Day

Greetings on US National Grammar Day

Today is the day our American counterparts observe National Grammar Day. Here are some interesting facts about the history of National Grammar Day. What is National Grammar Day? The occasion is viewed as an observance rather than a festival. Martha Brockenbrough, the...
The Psychology of Editing

The Psychology of Editing

Psychology is a field that enthralls almost everyone in the arts; however, not many would link editing and psychology. Of course, it is nearly impossible to evaluate the psychology of editors since the person sitting behind every keyboard or holding the proverbial red...
Continuous Learning for Copyeditors

Continuous Learning for Copyeditors

Imagine a scenario where a well-feared and respected macho man – popularly known as the cinematic “don” –  is approached by an unsuspecting hero who seeks revenge and ultimately defeats him. Have you ever stopped to wonder why movies portray this seemingly unrealistic...

Welcoming our new team member

We are immensely happy to welcome Sanjana Keerthi to the  Editor’s Essentials family. Sanjana is a language enthusiast who joined the management team in a publishing company after having obtained her degrees in Psychology and Business Administration. How she got...

Crossword 07 on sentences

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. Level: Basic to Intermediate. Solution...
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