In-person editing conferences are happening again! While the pandemic is not quite behind us, we have once again started to travel, regularly gather in person, and attend in-person events. The benefits of attending conferences are many. Conferences are a chance…
Style sheets are a fundamental tool for editors.
When I was starting out as an editor in the mid-1990s, I clearly remember attending a session with the late Claudette Upton, a founder of West Coast Editorial Associates and a very generous mentor.
Whether writing or editing, I’m consciously aiming for a smooth experience for readers—which means avoiding potholes, bumps, and other obstacles that momentarily distract them, pulling them out of the flow of the text.
Coming soon: two new plain language standards to help readers find, understand, and use information.
Over the past several months, every day seems to bring news of another leap forward in artificial intelligence (AI).
Writing a proposal for your non-fiction book may seem like a daunting task, but it needn’t be.
As editors, we are advocates for readers—the people who use the documents we help produce. If a document is not accessible, a significant portion of the intended audience may not be able to receive the message.
We recommend this insightful documentary about what editing can be.