08 March 2019
In honor of National Proofreading Day, I thought we needed some words of advice from our Editorial team. This blog was written by Ron Costarella, Senior Editor at Metia.
I think we can all agree that communication in the workplace is essential—and that includes written communication: articles, blogs, marketing copy, email, and on and on. Words matter. We strive for clarity, effectiveness, even elegance. And to strike the often-elusive right tone.
For all these reasons, it’s worth paying careful attention to our writerly selves. And though the following tips are offered from an editor’s perspective, it will be worth your while to keep them in mind as you write.
Why grammar, punctuation, and spelling matter.
First impressions are critical. Language reflects you and the company you represent and meaning can be affected.
Misconceptions about editing
Three types of editing:
Getting inside the Editorial frame of mind
Editor checks for: