Editor for Life: Mary Norris, author, query proofreader, and keynote speaker at the Editors Canada Conference 2016

Interview conducted by Jennifer D. Foster 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 … Continue reading Editor for Life: Mary Norris, author, query proofreader, and keynote speaker at the Editors Canada Conference 2016

The Nitpicker’s Nook: May’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 Robin Marwick PerfectIt, a popular Word add-in that helps you edit faster and more consistently, has just released its third version. … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: May’s linguistic links roundup

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