Consistency Is Key: Using Style Guides Effectively
by Payton Pingree
While you may sometimes find style guides restrictive and tedious to follow, they provide the basic guidelines for creating clean, consistent, comprehensible text. Copy editing...
Content Editors and Workshopping Technical Writing
by Cecilia Oaks
Content edits aren’t meant to just cover the basics. When people think of content editors in technical writing, they might assume that editors will go...
How Less Clarity Could Improve Active Processing
by Lydia Mercado
Consider your goals as you write—could coherence get in the way of your goal? Using more ambiguity may actually aid students in understanding concepts more...
How Far is Too Far?: Excessive Editing from the Author’s Point of View
by Megan Crook
Editing can be scary! Here are some author suggestions to keep in mind. Editors in every field struggle with how deeply to edit a manuscript....
Get Another Pair of Eyes—Why Self-Editing Doesn’t Always Work
by Abby Haralson
We’re all a little blind when it comes to our own writing. Before you turn in that dissertation or self-publish that novel, make sure you...
Unbalancing Act: When Fiction Normalizes Unhealthy Romance
by Suzanne Uchytil
To help prevent abuse, writers and publishers have a responsibility to stop normalizing stories about unhealthy romance. Well-known books and films often promote and perpetuate...
Politeness as Motivation: How to Edit on Social Media
by Alohilani Jacob
By using the right politeness strategy, social media editors can successfully motivate writers to accept changes to their content. Social media is a large, new,...
Bestseller Burglary in YA Literature
by Sierra Smart
Monetarily manipulating bestseller lists diminishes the work of less privileged authors and publishers. This destabilizes the literary foundation these lists are built on. In 2017,...
Learning to Edit for Your Audience: Fiction vs. Nonfiction
by Jennifer Fletcher
Learning about the different effects that fiction and nonfiction writing have on critical thinking can help editors revise literature to benefit the authors’ audiences to...
What Children’s Picture Books Are Teaching about the Muslim Community
by Lenae Shelton Rubey
Children’s books are typically the gateway to reading. The question is, are they teaching inaccurate information and stereotyped portrayals? Diversity is an important current topic...