How to manage translation and still have fun

by Alana Chalmers “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is one of those inspirational, yet anonymous, quotes that makes you want to hunt down that person and dump a pile of work on their desk. Or their beach towel. Because they probably have … Continue reading How to manage translation and still have fun

Book Review: Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve by Ben Blatt

by Michelle Waitzman Can you tell whether a book was written by a man or a woman, based only on the words the author used? Is the road to hell (or at least to bad writing) paved with adverbs, as Stephen King once claimed? Do American authors write “louder” than British authors? If you’re intrigued … Continue reading Book Review: Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve by Ben Blatt

A holiday get-together!

Time is running out to reserve your spot for the Editors Toronto members’ holiday dinner. Come join your friends and colleagues in an evening of fun and celebration. Grab some food and a drink, and toast the passage of another remarkable year! Partners and friends welcome. See you there! When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at … Continue reading A holiday get-together!

Join us for holiday cheer!

The chill in the air says it’s that time of year! Let’s get together for some holiday cheer.   What better way to celebrate the holidays and the end of 2017 than by swapping stories and sharing some laughs with your colleagues? Seize this opportunity to relax and review the year among friends. Members are welcome … Continue reading Join us for holiday cheer!

The Nitpicker’s Nook: November edition

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, blog posts, and podcasts. If you read or hear something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Carol Harrison Need a five-minute break from hacking and chopping and cursing the English language? Open Culture features a short lesson by … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: November edition

The Nitpicker’s Nook: early October edition

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Carol Harrison Thanks to Sara Scharf for her contributions and to Deven Knill for the lovely new banner image!   Blimey! The Guardian’s Mona Chalabi … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: early October edition

Nitpicker’s Nook: March “it’s almost spring” edition

The Nitpicker’s Nook is a monthly collection of language-related articles, interviews, and blog posts. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] Irish editor and “swivel-chair linguist” Stan Carey blogs about how usage snuck/sneaked into The Simpsons. Writer and teacher John Kelly dishes up some fresh hell on … Continue reading Nitpicker’s Nook: March “it’s almost spring” edition