Bite-Size Edits is a game where players get points for editing. Discover new writers and engage with great authors, while improving the world’s sentences. –Bite-size Edits Bite-size Edits, Hugh McGuire‘s recent start-up, provides snippets of texts–some uploaded by their authors or publishers, others from the public domain–to users for them to suggest changes to, i.e. [...]
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February 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Editing
I’m sure most of us have found an occasional typo when reading a brochure, magazine, newspaper, or menu. I get an especial kick out of some of the typos you find on restaurant menus. While it’s more common to see these on menus made by ESL learners (like at your favourite Asian takeout place), they [...]
January 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Editing, Language-usage
Usage is one of the things an editor will correct when copy editing your manuscript or copy. But what is “usage”? When editors talk about usage they mean the conventions of language usage–for example, how do you use “pedantic” properly? Correcting usage, grammar, and punctuation make up mechanical editing, the barest necessities of editing. Usage [...]