An editor’s week

2017-04-26T07:19:18+10:00

Variety is a significant pleasure for a business-document editor. Not only is variety stimulating, but the work that comes across our desks at Hit Send (or rather, across our screens) also provides a fascinating insight into local and overseas businesses, Tasmanian government policy, and plans for our State. Monday First up is the bimonthly Seafood Industry News. [...]

An editor’s week2017-04-26T07:19:18+10:00

He said, she said: Elegant editing

2021-01-31T17:01:33+10:00

Do you struggle with the ‘he said’, ‘she said’ of handling quotes in your business writing? Maybe you’d like to incorporate a little more variety? Here are some unobtrusive mechanisms to help you. 1. Weave the quote in Weave spoken quotes into the middle of your text; don’t just place them at the beginning or end [...]

He said, she said: Elegant editing2021-01-31T17:01:33+10:00

One-minute tip: Make dot points parallel

2021-04-09T19:45:48+10:00

Bullet or dot points should have a 'parallel' structure to be correct. Example 1: Incorrect: Activities I enjoy on holiday include: Snorkelling River-rafting The chance to get my dance shoes on Correct: Activities I enjoy on holiday include: Snorkelling River-rafting Dancing the night away Notice that each of the first bullet-pointed words is the same [...]

One-minute tip: Make dot points parallel2021-04-09T19:45:48+10:00

Editing tip #4: Word mix-ups

2016-12-18T22:18:02+10:00

Here are the five most common word mix-ups I’ve found while proofreading over the past month. 1. Sort and sought … especially with the phrase ‘sought-after’. Correct usage: I’ll sort out the details tomorrow. (That one’s easy, yep?) This house is in a sought-after location. 2. Bought and brought Is this confusion unique to [...]

Editing tip #4: Word mix-ups2016-12-18T22:18:02+10:00