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.
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.
Parentheses and why pros don’t use them as much as they could.