The Editing File: Language Oddities and Errors

Welcome to The Editing File. It’s my collection of the language oddities and errors I see in my reading, and in my work as an editor.

I will focus on just one at a time.

By avoiding them and finding creative alternatives you can improve your writing. This time next year, you might notice the difference.

# 1:  Be careful what you advertise for

If you think you want a ‘ninja’ marketer (or PR assistant or, heaven help us, a ‘ninja’ editor), then beware. This rather bizarre descriptor has become quite common in job ads. You can leave it in by all means, but I always suggest an alternative. Continue reading “The Editing File: Language Oddities and Errors”