The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts (Facebook, 8 May)
Seven maps and charts, visualised by The Washington Post, that help you understand the diversity of the world in terms of languages.
Top 10 Coolest Bookshops in Britain (Facebook, 11 May)
Great independent bookshops from around the UK … with tantalising pictures for book lovers!
How to Preserve Voice (Twitter, 12 May)
Some interesting thoughts on preserving voice when editing, on the Copyediting blog.
The greatest wisdom from Roald Dahl books … (Facebook, 13 May)
Quotes from Roald Dahl’s fiction that still resonate today – advice on topics from keeping things fun to dealing with negative people.
6 punctuation marks you might be using incorrectly (Facebook, 14 May)
The OxfordWords blog takes a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
Make Professional Editing Work for You (Facebook, 18 May)
A post from The Writers Bloc on why you need a professional editor, why good editing costs so much, what to expect from your editor, and how to get your money’s worth.
The value of a light touch and other lessons from the Comma Queen (Facebook, 18 May)
Matthew Crowley reviews Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris on the ACES blog.
More pupils ‘reading for pleasure’ (Facebook, 21 May)
Some encouraging statistics on children’s reading habits, on the BBC website.
How I set up my Proofreading and Editing Business (Twitter, 21 May)
Editor Mary McCauley provides a checklist of the steps she took to establish her business.
12 nouns that are always plurals (Facebook, 25 May)
An OxfordWords post listing a selection of nouns that are always treated grammatically as plurals – aka pluralia tantum.
Posted by Liz Jones, SfEP marketing and PR director.
The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the SfEP.