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...
Why Copyeditors Are Still Needed
by Rebecca Youngs
Research suggests that audiences prefer copyedited articles. In an age when almost everyone has access to the internet, online publishing is easier than ever. With...
Why Adults Are Reading YA
by Dylan Parker
Why are adults still reading YA books? Despite the fact that YA books are nominally targeted at kids ages 12–18, industry data suggests that the...
Unmasking the Nature of Technical Editing
If you feel you don’t have the necessary skills for technical editing—if the mere idea of it bores you or intimidates you—know that there is...
“Repair Processes Initiated”: Why Editors Should Choose Gender-Neutral Job Titles
The brain interprets gendered job titles paired with the wrong gender as a discrepancy, making the reader fumble, fixate, and reread. You are an editor....
When Newsrooms Cut Copy Editors
Copy editors are a valuable resource to prevent the risk and cost of reprinting due to errors. Between 2002 and 2012, the workforce of copy...
How to Use Corpora to Edit Technical Articles Effectively and Accurately
Corpora are quickly becoming mainstream in the field of linguistics. But can they help us become better technical editors as well? A corpus is a...
What News Editing Can Teach Us about Editing
Editors provide necessary assistance to the writer because they are trained to meet the needs of both the writer and the text. In the field...