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How do I proofread my own work more thoroughly? [more inside]
posted by pantarei70 on Apr 23, 2012 - 29 answers

comparing sentence structures to death

good web resources that compares english sentence structures to death? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Feb 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Who proofs the proofreaders?

I'm a professional copy editor who has been blessed with an intern with good instincts and grammatical understanding, but needs to learn the techniques of the craft. Right now I'm just reviewing her work and discussing her mistakes/omissions as they arise, but I'd like to do more formalized instruction. Can anyone recommend a lesson plan? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Oct 6, 2010 - 16 answers

God bless the Grammar Natzi's

Copy editors or grammar natzi's: I am pre-copy editing a manuscript for my friend. Is it acceptable to start a sentence with the word "but"? I am leaning towards no but I can't remember. Also what are the rules about mentioning name brands in novels? such as "Hilton" or "Boston Red Sox" or "Boston Globe"? Thank you so much!
posted by meeshell on Apr 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Testy Copyeditors (yes, one word)

Very straightforward: would a testy copyeditor say "take out our grammar frustrations" or "take out our grammatical frustrations" and why?
posted by vers on Oct 21, 2006 - 17 answers

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