When to Follow Your Intuition Instead of Prescriptive Rules
“When prescriptive grammar violates organic grammar, bad things can happen during the reading process.” —Bradford R. Connatser (2004, 265) To editors, it can sometimes seem...
Which Editing Mistakes Could Cost You a Job
Are you looking for an editing job? Do you want to know which editing mistakes will automatically disqualify you from the position? Then this is...
Unblock Editor’s Block
Receiving constructive criticism from others before you revise your work can help you find a better way to approach a subject. As editors, we can...
Verb Type and Noun Phrase Direct Object Shift: What an Editor Must Know
Editors can learn how to place a direct object noun phrase within a sentence based on noun-phrase length and verb type. When you are editing...
Why You Need to Update Your Style Guide
An updated style guide helps establish a brand and keep all writers and editors in your company consistent. If you write or edit for any...
Not Just a Typo: How Simple Errors Affect Image
In a fast-moving world, a writer’s image depends on the quality of their edits. Though their impact is often overlooked in higher education, simple typos...