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Editor for 30 years, mostly for veterinary/medical publications


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comment How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
@what, Yes ... I would have. Thanks for improving the answer. :)
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revised How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
Added missing article
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comment Standardizing capitalization within a bibliography or footnotes when your sources have used different standards
For Reference lists in our journals, we standardize all titles in cited works so that they follow our style guide. Our style happens to be, as Dan D. mentions, that we capitalize only the first word of all titles, unless the word is a proper name. So for your examples, we would list these titles as: The cat in the house. The dog in the barn.
Jan
18
comment What is the proper way to use the pronoun “I” without too much repetition?
For what it's worth, you could edit your sentence like this: I hope to be able to tell you on Friday or Monday. I'm trying to push this as fast as possible, but both bosses are still out of office. (You'd be down to two I pronouns.)
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answered Book cover conventions
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comment Book cover conventions
I would recommend consulting the book "Words Into Type" (still available on Amazon.com). Even though, as one reviewer put it, parts may seem "quaintly out of date," it is a thorough reference for structuring a book. I use my copy all of the time.
Jul
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comment Book cover conventions
What type of book is it? If there is only one author and one editor, I think it would be more appropriate to acknowledge the editor on one of the front matter pages than on the cover.
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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comment Do parentheses inhibit clarity?
Does this answer the OP's questions? (Is there general consensus on the extent to rely on parentheses? Do parentheses generally make writing more or less clear?)
May
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answered Do parentheses inhibit clarity?
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comment What qualities should a good metaphor have?
+1 for the...ahem...simile comment, for the reminder to beware of cliched metaphors, and for your list of fine examples.
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answered Should I put colons with second-level titles?
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comment Should I put colons with second-level titles?
Can you provide a little more context? Is Heading-2 in relation to Microsoft Word?