Category Archives: Language

First impressions or assumptions based on the words we use

I love the Nielsen Norman Group articles. Their tag line summarizes their style of writing well: “Evidence-Based User Experience Research, Training, and Consulting.” Their articles are focused, on a single topic, and they always include inline links to other articles … Continue reading

Posted in Copy editing, Language, Terminology, Writing | 2 Comments

Less is less

It was interesting to read about the user experience of libraries and the various programs that they offer in this article, Less is Less by Aaron Schmidt in the Library Journal. Schmidt reacts to the phrase “less is more” and … Continue reading

Posted in Content Strategy, Information Architecture, Language

Editors should focus on the content, not the grammar

Yes, you read that title correctly. Editors should not focus on the grammar. A copyeditor for The Daily Californian takes a hard look at copyediting and grammar’s role in the editing process. From the title of his article, I think … Continue reading

Posted in Copy editing, Language, Substantive editing, Technical Editing | 3 Comments

I care about all the Englishes

I do love using RSS feeds of blogs to discover and read fun and interesting things. I started playing around with Feedly, since Google Reader announced it was going away, and I’m finding that I am reading more of the … Continue reading

Posted in Grammar, Language, Writing