Resources: A List to Begin All Lists

January 15, 2014

A work in progress: a list of online sources and books on a range of subjects

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What Issues Editors Address: Part 1: The Trees and Leaves

November 14, 2013

I liken editing and writing to looking at the forest, trees, and leaves. Here are some issues of details and the mechanics of writing.

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Diction, Changing Phrasing, and Political Correctness: Guiding Word Choices and Examples

July 23, 2013

What guides word choices? Ideally, a combination of what is precise, what is clear and appropriate for the reader and context, and what serves the writer’s goals with the writing.

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When “Good Enough” Is Not Enough, or How the “It’s Digital; We Can Fix It Later” Argument and Sloppy Writing, Editing, and Proofreading Can Hurt You

July 9, 2013

There are some errors that just should NOT be made public. It’s basic quality control for businesses. Professional writers and editors and proofreaders using a careful process can help avoid these.

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Laura’s Go-To Sources for Fact-Checking a Range of Subjects

June 20, 2013

Fact-checking sources — online and reference book sources for an expanding range of subjects, audiences, and uses.

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