Posts Tagged: Proofreading

  • Finding a new normal

    What does ‘normal’ mean to you? If, like me, you studied physical sciences or engineering, ‘normal’ is clearly defined as a line or vector perpendicular to a surface, which light and other things veer to or from. If you’re an editor or proofreader, or some other kind of power MS Word user, the word ‘normal’… Read more »

  • Climate change epiphany

    As you packed up the baubles and tinsel on Twelfth Night, did you pause to wonder what Christmas would be like without Christmas trees? Bringing evergreens indoors at the winter solstice pre-dates the Christian festival, but the recent discovery of a tree pest in the UK is a reminder that traditions don’t last for ever…. Read more »

  • GDPR, privacy and me – and you

    Running a business of any kind means you will have information – data – about your clients and contacts and their projects. It has always been important to take care of that data, but changes to the EU-wide data protection rules (GDPR) have made this a hot topic. If you contact me, here’s how I… Read more »

  • Why editors are like actors

    Editors are like actors? Really? Surely copy-editors are home-bodies or classic office introverts who don’t like the limelight? (Ditto subs and proofreaders?) That’s the popular perception. But the more I think about it, the more I can see what we editorial professionals have in common with actors, although there are some significant differences. This post… Read more »