Will artificial intelligence, most commonly identified with ChatGPT, take away the jobs of editors and writers? How much will a human being relevant in the creation of written work? Here is an illustration of what ChatGPT could do to writers.
Learning tips & announcements
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A track changes hack and a course announcement
In this post, I show an intuitive way to show only the track changes in a minimum manner possible.
Play this odd-one-out game in spelling variations
Odd-one-out exercises can be beneficial for learning for several reasons. They encourage critical thinking, improve observation skills, enhance memory retention and make learning fun. Here is one from our course on spelling variations.
Practice quiz on identifying the head noun
As is the design of our courses, theoretical learning should be accompanied by practice so that you have understood the concept well. So, here is a quiz – or as we call it in our courses, a practice paper – to reinforce your understanding.
How to identify the head noun in a noun phrase or clause?
A common problem a copyeditor faces is the identification of the right subject for the verb. As easy as it seems, even careful copyeditors may fail to recognize the lack of agreement between a subject and its verb because of the intervening phrases and clauses. By systematically approaching the subject phrase, we can identify the head noun of a noun phrase easily as explained in this post.
Spot the difference, 01
Get your detective hats on and sharpen those observation skills because we're about to embark on an uproarious spot-the-difference challenge like no other! Welcome to the world of American and British English variations, where language takes unexpected twists and...
What’s modern about modern comments?
OK, I confess. I don’t like the name “modern comments” when MS Word introduced this new feature. Do you want to know why?
Week 01, Day 02: The Golden Triangle of Publishing
As we saw in our previous post, the early days of publishing did not possess any niche. In fact, there was no need considering that what was primarily published was religious documents and decrees and royal proclamations. A publisher is just a publisher. We may easily...
Which indefinite article goes before an abbreviation?
Seemingly simple decisions such as which indefinite article will go before a word can quickly turn into a difficult choice. While editors and most authors have mastered this decision-making, sometimes even experienced editors may stumble into a problem when an abbreviation is encountered.