Tag Archives: editing

Should You Spell Out Numbers In Legal Documents?

I have mentioned in the past that some of my editorial and writing work has included documents for law firms or related legal applications. Legal filings are beyond my expertise, but I’ve done a lot of work for use on … Continue reading

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Microaggressions in Editing?

An interesting headline crossed my desk from a couple of different directions recently. Here’s the source story by Crystal Shelley over at ACES, if you’d like to give it a quick read before continuing (it’s short but it’s not necessary … Continue reading

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An Editor’s Review: The Expanse

It’s not a focus on this blog, but very occasionally I’ll post a review of a book or film. When I do, it’s because something about that work has caught my attention: in the way language is used, or the … Continue reading

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Filter Words

Filler Words, Sentence Adverbs, and Filter Words Part 3 of 3: Filter words This is the third in a quick series of posts on filler words and filter words, with sentence adverbs wedged in between for good measure. The first … Continue reading

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Sentence Adverbs

Filler Words, Sentence Adverbs, and Filter Words Part 2 of 3: Sentence adverbs and an editing example I left off last time after discussing filler words and some approaches to cleaning them up. Every writer has a problem with filler. … Continue reading

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