Horrifying Edits, We Hope

Sometimes, the editing is supposed to be scary. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I talk to genre editor Lillian Cohen-Moore about how she manages to sleep at night when

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Readability Indexes

What they are, why they matter, and how to use them Readability assessments (or indexes) aren’t getting much love because the formulas don’t account for

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Seen in the Manuscript

Should an editor share that difficult or terrific bit from the edit in progress? Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com, I hear from some editing instructors

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Who Edits the Dictionary?

Nine times, the Merriam-Webster dictionary gets edited. And still, users report errors. But what do you expect from 3000 pages of four-point type? Today, in my How To column

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Counting the Days

There’s more than one calendar in use in this world. Today, in my How To column at Copyediting.com I talk about some of them.

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