Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

(Crown, 2017) by Alethea Spiridon Nicole Lapin knows what she’s talking about. She’s a wildly successful career woman who has blazed a path for herself as both a businesswoman (launching the CASH Smartwatch) and as a news anchor for CNN and CNBC. A boss bitch is the “she-ro” of her own story, Lapin writes on … Continue reading Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

Editor for Life: Jennifer Croll, editorial director of Greystone Books and author

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: Jennifer Croll, editorial director of Greystone Books and author

Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

(Crown, 2017) By Alethea Spiridon Nicole Lapin knows what she’s talking about. She’s a wildly successful career woman who has blazed a path for herself as both a businesswoman (launching the CASH Smartwatch) and as a news anchor for CNN and CNBC. A boss bitch is the “she-ro” of her own story, Lapin writes on … Continue reading Book Review: Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin

Toronto summers are made for freelancing

by Emma Warnken Johnson When I first started full-time freelancing a little over a year ago, I worried about working from home. Would I feel cooped up in my little apartment? Would I end up editing from my couch? Would I ever remember to leave the house again? Luckily, I started freelancing just as the … Continue reading Toronto summers are made for freelancing

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. If you read something that would make a good addition, email your suggestion to [email protected] By Savanna Scott Leslie Online tools make plagiarism easier to catch, but plagiarism is still a delicate subject to broach with writers. Adrienne Montgomerie shares some … Continue reading The Nitpicker’s Nook: May’s linguistic links roundup

Editor for Life: Erin Holmes, managing editor at Firefly Books

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: Erin Holmes, managing editor at Firefly Books

The writer-editor relationship, part 2: Five things writers wish editors knew—and followed

By Nina Munteanu In my previous article, “The writer-editor relationship, part 1: Editors preparing writers,” I focused on clarifying expectations between editors and writers from the editor’s point of view. Part 2, this article, focuses on this same relationship from the writer’s point of view. Clarity of expectation, honesty, and mutual respect are key features … Continue reading The writer-editor relationship, part 2: Five things writers wish editors knew—and followed

Book review: Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation, by David Crystal

(Released October 2015) By Nicole North This latest book by world-renowned linguistics authority David Crystal showcases his talent for instructing writers of English while entertaining them with great wit and a punchy narrative style. Punctuation is the focus of Making a Point, and Crystal gives a detailed and straightforward history of its use as well … Continue reading Book review: Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation, by David Crystal