Why Editors Matter
by Eliza Gutke
As editors, we know the importance of editing—but do the people we edit for know its importance? In writing, as in life, some mistakes are...
Pictures with Words Are Worth More than a Thousand Words
by Jamie LeSueur
What draws the eye in advertisement pictures? We live in a world covered thick as a jungle by advertisements. Writers, designers, and publishers alike regularly...
The Economics of Academic Publishing in the Digital Age
by Caleb Williams
Academic journals have long enjoyed high revenue and exclusivity, but has the age of digital information shaken this profitable model? In recent decades, academic publishing...
The Cognitive Effort of Writing While Researching
by Rachel Hatch
Which takes less cognitive effort when it comes to writing: research before or during the writing process? We’ve all been there: we postpone writing our...
Online vs Print: The Reality of Digital Reading Comprehension
by Rebecca Watkins
Today’s rising generation of “digital natives” claim to be successfully navigating this digital world. How true is that claim? Whether you are an editor, author,...
How to Be Every Readers’ Type(face)
by Cala Taylor
When authors and editors understand the purpose of different typefaces and sizes, they can better attune their style choices to their goals and audience. Editing...
Breaking the Style Guide: Using Corpora to Enhance Your Copyedits
by Allie Stevens
Need some rules to show you when you can break the rules? Looking at corpora may provide examples on how and when to correctly defy...
What English Language Learners Can Teach Us About Editing
by Scout McMillan
Students learning English show a rapid increase in academic writing skills when using Google Docs as an editing medium. What does this mean for editors?...
Can Fiction Really Change the World?
by Taylor Lash
Climate fiction may be fiction, but it can affect the real world. How big of an effect can it have? How much can it do?...
Do Editors Read Differently Than Non-Editors?
by Talia Erickson
Findings in this eye-tracking study suggest that editors develop highly automated reading strategies and process errors more quickly than non-editors. Reading, of course, is an...