The Art of Copyediting Blog

Sporadic musings of an editor addicted to orderly working

Free Commander: an outstanding alternative to the standard Windows file manager

Most people who use a Windows desktop or laptop use the File Explorer (earlier called Windows Explorer) for file management simply because that's what comes inbuilt with Windows. Something comes with the PC and people use it for their day-to-day file management activities. Nothing wrong with...

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Get your basics right: a comprehensive course on written English

 

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Many of us would have had this experience of having a college education and entering one of these professions that revolve around writing or editing—and then realizing that we're absolutely not ready to handle our work with confidence! This course, Essentials of...

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My take on Strunk and White: a personal story

This blog is my response to an article shared by John McIntyre on Facebook and the comments there. My first instinct was to post my reply there, but I felt that my response was long and rather personal. So I decided to put it up as a blog here on my website and provide a link to it in that...

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Offshore editorial function in India in scholarly/academic publishing: lost opportunities and potential for growth

Copyediting outsourcing to India

It was sometime between the late 1980s and early 1990s that the experiment to “outsource”—the term was not common then—editorial work to India began. Typesetting had been there for some years, and it was perhaps felt that copyediting too...

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