Copy Editors Getting Thrown Under the Bus

Bad news: another media job appears to be getting cut in the name of “efficiency,” (i.e., maximizing profits while slashing costs). It’s the one position that many of us felt was safe: copy editor. While more and more publications (both online and print) have found the golden ticket to cost-cutting by simply refusing to pay […]

Tuesday’s Tips: It’s All Greek to Me

Another language we’ve borrowed from is Greek, mostly in the fields of science and academia. What is most confusing about Greek words is their plurals. For example, most people don’t realize that “data” is actually plural. The singular is “datum.” So we should say, “The data suggest …” instead of “The data suggests …” Another […]