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 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...
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...
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?...
Why Fortnite Needs Editing Too
by Susanna Bergeson
Thanks to modern technology, storytelling now comes in hundreds of formats. In this age of change, developmental editors are needed now more than ever to...
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...
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...
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...