Improve your design skills with this book

Want to improve your design skills? Would you like to be able to look at something and have ideas about how to tweak its design? The Non-Designer’s Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice can help. 4 principles to improve your design skills I like how author Robin Williams tackles the four […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for May 21: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Hint: spell-checking software might not catch this one.       I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Audio slideshow: What can bloggers learn from a vacation stroll?

You can learn blogging lessons in some of the strangest places. Hit the arrow on the image below to play the slides and hear the audio. What can bloggers learn from a vacation stroll? Some of you know that I’m not a big fan of audiocasts and video. However, I’m doing my best to learn […]

Test your proofreading skills with Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for May 14: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. This is an obvious mistake.             I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.  

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Getting things as right as you can with a BuzzFeed copyeditor

“Getting Things As Right As You Can” is the title of a chapter in A world without whom, a book by Emmy J. Favila, BuzzFeed’s global copy chief. As the book’s title suggests, Favila disagrees with strict grammarians, especially if the support rules that are at odds with how people actually use language today. For […]