Articles about Editing & Writing

I do some writing as well as editing. Lately I find myself writing about language and editing; here are a few of my favorite pieces.

  • Please
    Word processing software does so many things that it requires restraint to not use all of these features. Wanting your writing to look good is a commendable impulse, but people often don’t realize that it causes problems down the line. This article seems to be fairly popular.
  • Redrafting the Real World
    Why I’m not a novelist, and what I enjoy writing on my own.
  • “—sorry, what?”
    Em dashes, interruptions, and how to be rude.
  • Parenthetically
    Parentheses and why pros don’t use them as much as they could.
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