By the Book: Copy editor and writer Laura Godfrey’s book highlights

Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster Have you ever wondered what fellow editors like to read? We have, too. In our interview series “By the Book,” we get the inside scoop on editors’ all-time favourite books, their top style guides, and what their alternate-universe careers would be. Tell us about your current job, Laura, plus … Continue reading By the Book: Copy editor and writer Laura Godfrey’s book highlights

Book review: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

By Laura Godfrey Part memoir and part thoughtful guide to grammar and punctuation, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen is Mary Norris’s tribute to her decades as a copy editor for The New Yorker. Her new book, which is often funny and personal but also delves deeply into common linguistic challenges (that … Continue reading Book review: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

The Nitpicker’s Nook: January’s linguistic links roundup

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts from around the Web. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Laura Godfrey If you know a new author too timid to say no to a copy editor’s suggestions, share this article … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: January’s linguistic links roundup

The Nitpicker’s Nook: December’s linguistic links roundup

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts from around the Web. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Laura Godfrey You know an editor's work is important, but did you know not hiring an editor could land you in small … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: December’s linguistic links roundup

The Daily Grind: Toronto café The Rustic Owl

The Daily Grind is an ongoing mini-feature that highlights the best cafés in Toronto for freelance editors looking for a caffeine fix and a temporary office away from home. By Laura Godfrey The Rustic Owl offers a perfectly laid-back environment with ample seating and décor that lives up to the café’s name: various sizes of … Continue reading The Daily Grind: Toronto café The Rustic Owl

March speaker Q&A: Indexer and editor Marnie Lamb

Now that this month’s EAC Toronto branch meeting is almost upon us, we wanted to get you acquainted with Marnie Lamb, who will be giving a presentation all about indexing on March 25. What are the mechanics of creating an index? What type of reader uses an index? Marnie will discuss these questions in the … Continue reading March speaker Q&A: Indexer and editor Marnie Lamb

January speaker Q&A: Nina Munteanu, ecologist and author

Our first members’ meeting of the year for EAC’s Toronto branch is coming up soon, so we wanted to give you a taste of what to expect from this month’s speaker. Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short stories, and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches … Continue reading January speaker Q&A: Nina Munteanu, ecologist and author