Hello from Australia: editor’s Equinox blog
It’s the first day of Autumn, the Equinox, and I’m feeling lighter and brighter as I pick up the reins of the Classic Women website and give t hem a big shake—giddyup! In 2017, I tentatively tiptoed into the shallows of that great big ocean of life-after-full-time-work. I took up a variety of new activities […]
How much will it cost to have my manuscript edited?
Every specialised professional field has its own vernacular. This article explains what authors need to understand before seeking the services of a professional editor.
A matter of style: what ever happened to quotation marks?
Quotation marks – do they matter? I recently attended a meeting of writers where there was an animated discussion about quotation marks. Those little 6s and 9s that we used to call inverted commas in English classes. The debate was about when to use single (‘N’) or double quotation marks (“N”) to signify that people […]
I wonder what ‘meme’ means?
Here is the first post in a new series about modern expressions. A Very Modern Dictionary defines meme (noun) as ‘an image, video or piece of text that is usually humorous in nature and is copied and spread rapidly by internet users.’ According to Lifewire, the majority of internet memes originate from 20-something millennials, the age group […]
‘A Very Modern Dictionary’ – demystifying modern language
Picture a thought bubble, ‘I wonder what ‘sadiculous’ means?’ Have you ever listened to a conversation and realised you don’t understand what people are talking about? It can be awkward to interrupt and ask for an explanation. You don’t want to come across as ignorant or out of touch. But honestly, there are so many […]