Category: Editing

Cleaning Out the Jargon

If you’re writing for industry, you can find yourself using specialized terms which generally mean something only to people familiar with that industry. These words and phrases are called jargon.…

The Almighty Apostrophe

I think the apostrophe (the single right-hand quote, called “the inverted comma” across the pond) may hold the title for the most mis-used punctuation mark in the English language. The…

Common Punctuation Mistakes

A quick and handy list of common punctuation mistakes, and the correct versions: dashes and hyphens A hyphen is used to connect two or more words which need to be…

Commonly Confused Words

A quick and handy list of terms which I often see confused, misused, or swapped:   affect vs. effect to affect (v.): to have an impact on His work affected…

Editing symbols

When you as a client hand over your precious text to an editor, the editor will read it over and make notations to give back to you about what things…