As many of you know, the first-ever editors' conclave was recently organized (in Feb 2018). My good friend Venkatesh and Chandra, whom I met and befriended during the conclave, wrote detailed notes on how it happened and how it felt. (I would love to link Chandra's narration of her experience, but could not find how … Continue reading Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed with me: Financial planning for editors
Commas are tiny, versatile, omnipotent commanders of the punctuation weaponry, helping us mortal editors who wage an everyday Kurukshetra against the evil of loss-of-meaning, the Incomprehensibility.
I talked about it already (here). Without doubt, the find-and-replace option is a handy tool for a copy editor. Here is an example of another instance when the tool was used thoughtlessly. Long live copyediting!
Microsoft Word is almost the undisputed king as writing and editing platform. There is more to this than meets the eye. Word offers fantastic features that can help editors make editing more fun. This post is about making some global settings for Word, irrespective of the project.
Not every editor is gifted with the most important learning in his first ever project. Here I am, the gifted.
A WhatsApp conversation. U: "What is the English translation of போர்க்கால அடிப்படை?" S: "War footing" U: "Thanks, S. Is this a noun?" S: "Welcome" U: "Adjective?" S: "Yes" "On a war footing" "Adverb" "Action taken on a war footing" U: "Great" M: "Sorry to differ, S. War footing is a noun. The fact that an article … Continue reading misplaced nodifier
In my previous post I talked about the use of since and because and how they are different or same. This piece is more a hangover due to the previous post. After having thought and talked about the grammar side of since vs. because, I still felt the previous post was not complete. While I talked more … Continue reading More thoughts on since vs. because. Or, Since you read my previous post…