The Goldilocks of Typesetting: The Perfect Font Style and Line Spacing
by Stacey Clark
Eye-tracking experiments reveal that the readability of a website largely depends on the font size and line spacing. So you’ve made the perfect article. What...
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....
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...
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...
Perceived Positive and Negative Effects of Instant Messaging on Academic Writing
In the age of technology, does instant messaging enhance or hinder writing? A case study offers insights from a generation that’s never lived without the...
Editing Sentence Length For Screen Reader User Accessibility
Some sentence lengths are more readable for screen reader users than others, and this can affect the overall accessibility of web content. The readability of...
Effective Quality Assurance in User-Generated Content
Is there a place for editors in user-generated content (UGC) online? If so, how can they effectively ensure quality? Social media platforms have started to...
“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....
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...