Is it art? Well, how does it feel?

By James Harbeck There has been much discussion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Bob Dylan. I have no interest in weighing in on whether his work is Nobel quality—I won’t pretend to understand the judges’ criteria—but I do have some thoughts on the question of whether a songwriter is even eligible … Continue reading Is it art? Well, how does it feel?

Where you’ll find me at #Editors2016

By Jaclyn Law So many conference sessions, so few time slots! It’s impossible to be everywhere, so I chose topics that are right for my business and day-to-day work, right now. My picks (shared below) lean towards technology-related topics, but where are you going? “Editing Copy for the Mobile Web and App Development,” Christina Vasilevski … Continue reading Where you’ll find me at #Editors2016

Ask Aunt Elizabeth: How do I let my boyfriend know his manuscript sucks?

By Elizabeth d’Anjou Looking for advice on editing the editing life? Whether you’re a beginner looking for tips on starting out or an old hand looking for another perspective, veteran editor Aunt Elizabeth is ready to address your queries. Submit them to [email protected]—you may find the answers you are looking for in next month’s column. 1) … Continue reading Ask Aunt Elizabeth: How do I let my boyfriend know his manuscript sucks?

Web accessibility: An editor’s guide

By Ambrose Li Is web accessibility for people with disabilities the responsibility of just web designers, web developers, or accessibility consultants? Editors Toronto certainly disagrees, or it wouldn’t have organized a seminar on web accessibility standards last November. But what if you missed that seminar? Web accessibility in a nutshell Ontario’s web accessibility standard is … Continue reading Web accessibility: An editor’s guide

Editor for Life: Pietro Cammalleri, freelance editor

A career as an editor is often a solo adventure, especially if you’re a freelancer. So we thought one way to better connect with fellow editors was to ask them the W5: who, what, where, when, and why. Read on for some thought-provoking, enlightening tidbits from those of us who choose to work with words … Continue reading Editor for Life: Pietro Cammalleri, freelance editor