Just how long is that legendary piece of string? There are two kinds of time to think about – the number of hours of editing… Read More »How long will the edit take? 8 factors that decide
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Zombie rules – great name, isn’t it? What does it mean, though? Think of your traditional zombie – doesn’t realise it’s dead, and won’t stop… Read More »What are zombie rules and what do you do about them?
Author queries can become a battleground. There’s no need with my 7 golden rules to raise nonfiction queries for scholarly authors.
Peeving about language usage is bigotry. Here’s why that makes for a bad editor and a bad proofreader.
What can a long-dead American politician tell editors? Quite a lot! Here are 15 pieces of sound advice. #1…
A few years ago, the marvellous John McIntyre, late of the Baltimore Sun, coined peeververein, from peever + verein (German for club – the kind… Read More »Your new year’s resolution – no peeving!