In which our heroine stops and asks herself, “Why?” (Facebook, 2 June)
Why keep freelancing? A thought-provoking post on the benefits of freelancing from Copyediting.com.
Top 10 proofreading tips (Twitter, 5 June)
Proofreading is a difficult art, especially when you’re trying to check your own writing; here, John Espirian provides 10 proofreading tips to help you correct and improve your work.
Retention (Facebook, 5 June)
An extremely popular link to one of Iva Cheung’s editorial cartoons. We’ve probably all been there!
Word tool to check document structure (Facebook, 9 June)
Focus on the overview of a document by hiding most of the content – on Copyediting.com.
Networking for introverts: how to connect with confidence (Twitter, 10 June)
A detailed post on how to approach networking to make useful connections without sapping your energy or spirit in the process.
While the freelance workflow can be tricky to manage, there are positive things you can do during quiet periods, and when things are too busy – advice from LibroEditing.
Onscreen proofreading tips – Reorganizing your stamps palette in PDF-XChange (Facebook, 18 June)
Louise Harnby explains how to arrange the stamps palette to enable more efficient use of her custom proofreading stamps.
A tool to correct for your biases (Twitter, 18 June)
Thoughts on avoiding bias in writing from John E. McIntyre, with a link to an excellent handout on inclusive language from Sarah Grey.
Swear words, etymology, and the history of English (Facebook, 19 June)
English and German draw their swear words from a shared stock in a way that English and French do not. Given that nearly two thirds of the words in English come from Romance roots and only a quarter from Germanic roots, this seems odd. Oxford Dictionaries investigates …
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