It’s dangerous out there in the world of editing.

Here’s a link to a bit of humor to take the edge off of your style guide woes:

Style Manual Gang Violence

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Copy Editor – Author Communications: Humor? Emogees? ;-p

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As a rule, I keep my communications with my authors cordial and professional (I’m the cat). I try to avoid lengthy explanations or inquiries and try to keep things as simple as possible. If I find myself falling into the role of educator I stop to reconsider my approach. Taking time to drill down to the actual issue of a query can save much time and energy in advance. This being said, a dry unemotional voice is not my aim and I am fairly free with supporting comments and positive observations. Continue reading →