The Editor's cCorner: Copy Editing

Comma Drama: Punctuating “Such as”

  Although we see our fair share of glaring errors, the most common mistakes tend to be more subtle. One or two misplaced commas might not sound like a deal breaker for your next paper, but keeping typographical errors from … Continue reading

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Compound Adjectives in APA (and Other Styles, Too!)

  The rules of hyphenation are complex, and those writing in the APA style often agonize over them. If you’re sweating over whether your paper is “well written” or “well-written,” check out this tip we found on the APA Style … Continue reading

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Antonia Reyes: An Everyday Wonder Woman

  “That’s not fair!” Antonia Reyes would protest when she perceived her parents treating her differently from her two sisters. She would often also say it when she saw a stranger being treated unfairly and wanted to help.  Growing up … Continue reading

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I.e. and E.g.: What’s the Difference?

  Writing a paper or drafting a dissertation? Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the acronyms “i.e.” and “e.g.” Forgetting the difference between them is all too easy. Check out Grammar Girl’s trick, below, to be … Continue reading

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Dayla Santurri: A Pioneer Supporting Women

Who doesn’t love a grandmother’s—especially an Italian grandmother’s—cooking? Dayla Arabella Santurri grew up on her grandmother’s meals, often prepared in a little kitchen built out of a closet at the garage her grandfather started in 1930 in Cranston, Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Copyeditors: The Picky and the Thoughtful

Every year, I review hundreds of applications from copyeditors seeking work at DLA Editors & Proofers.  They send resumes, work samples and references, and introduce themselves in a variety of ways.  Whether they realize it or not, in almost all … Continue reading

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Resolve to Spell Words Right This New Year

What better way is there to start off 2014 than by gaining a mastery over your holiday season spelling and grammar? No matter how much technology advances, there is no more effective way to prevent unnecessary errors than by developing … Continue reading

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The One Question to Ask When Looking to Hire an Editor

One of my highest priorities as editor in chief of DLA Editors & Proofers is to be personally available to our clients. While the demands on my time sometimes prevent this, I enjoy introducing myself to prospective clients, especially when … Continue reading

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Spell What You Mean, Mean What You Spell

Little is more imperative to your personal and professional success than writing with excellent spelling and grammar.  From critical first impressions to important ongoing relationships, not only what you write but also how you write it can make all the … Continue reading

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How Do I Find a Great Editing and Proofreading Service?

As they do with many other important decisions, people are increasingly turning to the internet to find an editing and proofreading service for their documents, and there is no shortage of options.  With so many providers available, first, how do … Continue reading

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