Is editing really dead? No, not yet. Will editing be dead and forgotten? Maybe, maybe not. It's more of an answer based on your belief system. What Dr. Selvin delivered in his keynote address may not be the elixir for editing life, but is a prescription for how editing can stay fit and live longer. … Continue reading Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed: Part 2 of the keynote address by Dr. Selvin
Nothing has caught the imagination of humankind than death. Different people approached death at different levels of understanding: denying it, defying it, delaying it, designing it…. While each of us believes that we are not going to die tomorrow, we know that there is one tomorrow that will see our death. When Mr. Selvin said … Continue reading Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed: Part 1 of the keynote address by Dr. Selvin
This is a guest post by Manjula Sridhar. In her own words, "As a child, I was fortunate to travel to Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi because of my father’s transferable job and pursue the education in those places. This helped me cultivate social and adaptability skills, develop an interest in languages and appreciate the … Continue reading Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed with me: An editor’s journey
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.