On Canadian English and Dictionaries: Q&A

October 12, 2021

Here’s a list of Canadian dictionaries I have on my bookshelf. Question: What stands out?  Canadian Oxford Dictionary, 1st edition © 1998; 2nd edition © 2004—edited by Katherine Barber Gage Canadian Dictionary © 1997, “a major revision of Gage Canadian Dictionary © 1983; Canadian Senior Dictionary © 1979; The Senior Dictionary © 1973, 1967” Gage […]

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Advice for Editors: Starting Out or Upping Your Game

August 20, 2021

Editors have a long tradition of mentoring and sharing advice among colleagues, including those starting out (a.k.a. “newbies”). I suggest the following for editors who are starting out or those wanting to improve their skills or business. (For other advice by subject, such as for editing visuals, please see my other blogs.) Join a professional […]

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Plain Language & Clear Communications Resources—Updated 2021

August 12, 2021

In 2015, I wrote about re-energizing my interest in and focus on plain language & clear communications. This is still true: I love this work. For fellow writers and editors, here are some of the resources I find useful. I will add to this list and tweak it regularly. And if you have any suggestions, please contact me with them. […]

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The “What to Do and When” Steps to Publication Series—Write in English, Publish in Second Language

May 6, 2017

As I wrote in my lead blog for this series, publishing involves a series of steps. Whatever the publication, the steps follow a general process of defining, creating, refining, refining more, and publishing. Every step in the process adds to the original and transforms it; at each stage, a publishing team looks to ensure that all the old […]

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The “What to Do and When” Steps to Publication Series—Introduction and Single-Author Self-Publishing

April 24, 2016

A series of blog posts about the publishing process adapted to various scenarios.

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