The making of a copy editor – III

Now, we are at the end of a series of posts. A quick recap: in my last post, The making of a copy editor – II, I discussed a good understanding of English grammar and the flair for reading as two of the four traits of a copy editor. While the two are self-explanatory, I urge … Continue reading The making of a copy editor – III

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The making of a copy editor – II

Hello there. Hope you had a cup of strong coffee, thinking over what would be the four traits of a copy editor. Or if you missed my previous post, Making of a copy editor - I, you may go back to the post, read it and come back here. You would lose nothing if you go … Continue reading The making of a copy editor – II

The making of a copy editor – I

When our professor stopped his class to read out a circular about a campus selection programme, I didn’t realize that it was going to change the contours of my life. There were two reasons for my friends and me to choose to attend the written test: we wanted to experience how a campus selection programme would work … Continue reading The making of a copy editor – I

And there are myths

Recently I received a WhatsApp message, a picture message with Vivekananda, the great saint in his arms-crossed pose. Unusually, this time it was about English grammar. I was rather surprised. Many of his quotations are on meditation, Hinduism, devotion, and the like. Vivekananda on grammar? Hmm, interesting. But I immediately realized that a similar quotation was … Continue reading And there are myths

Oh No, Mr Venn, Not Again

We copy editors are always on the lookout for information. Not as aggressive as Google, which accesses and stores every bit of information that comes its way (quite literally), copy editors look out for information that they need. It could be the spelling or usage of a word, checking facts, certain styles specific to the … Continue reading Oh No, Mr Venn, Not Again

Thank you, Team Journalist

Since I started writing this blog I've been using the Journalist theme. Till this morning, that is. Somehow, I have had this feeling of moving on to a different theme, and was looking for one that would meet my expectations. A simple theme, without much of distractions, lovely fonts, and some nice colors. Of course, the … Continue reading Thank you, Team Journalist