The Nitpicker’s Nook: October’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].

The Nitpicker's NookBy Emily Chau

  • As we celebrated Thanksgiving in October, what were you thankful for? Valued EAC member Frances Peck wrote an article on giving thanks for plain language in Canada. Find out why and see what other resources you can tap into. (West Coast Editors)
  • Copy and paste much? Have you ever gotten distracted and copied something else over your original copied text, losing it from the clipboard? EAC member Iva Cheung introduces a new program called Jumpcut in her blog entry. (Iva Cheung)
  • Hey, proofreaders! Do you still need to learn proof-correction symbols when most work is done onscreen these days? See what Louise Harnby, member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, has to say in her blog. (Louise Harnby | Proofreader)

  • At EAC-BC’s first meeting of the 2014–15 season, committee members shared their favourite resources from among books, websites, blogs, Twitter accounts, workshops, and classes. Check out Iva Cheung’s rundown. (Iva Cheung)
  • Need to introduce yourself to strangers? Trying to market your fantastic editing skills? If sweat and shrivelling are the first signs that come to mind, then you may have a touch of intimidation in your bones! Read Susie Moore’s “7 Reasons to Never Feel Intimidated Again” and see if you can overcome those fears. (LinkedIn)

Emily Chau is a mid-level public relations practitioner in Toronto. She is also a web experimenter and passionate about volunteering.

This article was copy edited by Savanna Scott Leslie.

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