Posts Tagged ‘copyediting’
Developmental Editing and Ghostwriting: Similarities and Differences
Ghostwriters write the first drafts of chapters. Developmental editors collaborate with the author on getting the first drafts written. Developmental editing and ghostwriting have similarities and differences. . . .Read More
ITS VS. IT’S, MISPLACED MODIFIERS, AND MORE
Here’s a cute article on some of the more common grammar glitches that plague authors. I see these come up a lot. Regarding misplaced modifiers, remember that the clause at the beginning of the sentence needs to be checked against the subject of the sentence. We’ve become used to misplaced modifiers in speech and writing so…Read More
The Difference Between I.E. and E.G.
One of the most common grammar glitches is confusion over the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. In fact, most copyeditors will replace these with the more recognizable English terms “that is” or “for example” to avoid any confusion. If you do want to use them, here’s a simple explanation and way of remembering which is which:
i.e. is an abbreviation for the Latin term id est, or “that is.” You use it to restate what you just said using different words.