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.
Learning tips & announcements
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.
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.
Week 01, Day 01: Publishing for the masses
What is the connection between a goldsmith and the history of publishing? As you keep thinking, let me tell you that tracing the history of publishing is not an easy task considering that the single act of publishing has branched out not just in terms of what is...
AutoCorrect: a quick and easy way to insert phrases in MS Word
As editors/writers, we constantly come across instances of repeatedly typing some strings /phrases. It is painful, time-consuming, and error-prone. Is there a way to make this process quick, easy and error-free?
English and its major variants
Most of us are familiar with at least two variants of the English language: North American and British. You would be surprised to know there are countless variants. A simple scroll in your ‘setting the language preference’ in MS Word will let you know the numerous variants of English extant today.
Find the Odd One Out: UK and US English
While learning, one should become a child. The childlike enthusiasm would help one learn better. Here is a fun quiz that is part of our lesson on UK and US English variants. Try this and let me know how much you like it.