Tag: Content 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...
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,...
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...
How to Write and Recognize Credible Online Reviews
by Heidi Knapp
In today’s age of paid promotions and online shopping, it is important to learn not only to write credible reviews but also to identify them....
When to “Tell”: Should Our Fiction Be Concrete?
by Lauren Johnson
Creative writing classes often instruct their fledgling authors to “be concrete.” But fleshing out your narratives could be hurting your stories. “Show, don’t tell” is...
How We Give Feedback Matters
by Xochitl Bott
There are four stances to take when giving feedback to an author. Are editors choosing the right one? Have you ever received harsh feedback on...
Avoiding Gender Stereotypes While Creating Characters
by Kate Blatter
Books and other written forms continue to support outdated gender stereotypes. Fiction writers can help break this cycle. As a society, we’ve made great improvements...
Do Writers Feel Pressured to Accept Your Edits?
by Emma Campbell
Creating a healthy author-editor relationship is essential for ensuring that published material maintains accuracy and value and that authors feel respected. The relationship between an...
Why Some Review and Revision Processes Are Unsuccessful
by Maddy Abadillo
The review process of technical reports is nothing but a source of frustration for many professionals; one study shows why this may be and how...
Are You Giving Scientific Articles the Wrong Kind of Title?
The title is arguably one of the most important elements of a manuscript. However, is short and sweet always best? Data is not gathered just...