Instant recall is a tricky undertaking

In a visual exercise the other day to demonstrate how editors must be mindful of a variety of issues in a story, I donned two different earrings (usually, I wear none); a pin with three snowmen (it’s September); my jacket backward (on only one arm) and a sock (on my other arm). When students returned […]

New at editing? Treat it like a mystery

Editing is a lot like solving a mystery. Detectives are relentless in the search for answers, fixated on the tiniest details. Editors are like that, too. Editors’ minds seem to be “on” all the time, and for good reason. As with detectives, their work requires critical thinking and visual connecting. Consider the challenge of this […]