Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. – Peter De Vries
I have CDO, it’s like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order . . . as they should be. – anon
The horizon is nothing but the limits of one’s sight. – anon
The technical term for “being unable to remember the word you want” is, uh . . . – anon
There are many different approaches to the task of editing but these are the main ones.
Proofreading is the final check before publication. It looks at spelling, punctuation spacing and so on.
Copy-editing is a light or medium edit. It aims to achieve accuracy, clarity and consistency in a document. Copy-editing looks at correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style (which includes capitalization, syntax and referencing).
Verbs are life-giving!
We want our writing to sparkle. So give it some life with verbs. Too often writing descends into boredom. It’s passive and ho-hum. The answer? Great verbs. Verbs are action words, doing words. Verbs like . . . Read more