Greetings from Fox the Editor

Hello and welcome. The intent behind this blog is to document and share the links and information I've collected on editing and self-publishing. I am a San Francisco-based freelance editor, and after spending the past few years compiling lists of links and writing up tips and hints for my writer and publisher friends, we decided…

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Psychological and Psychiatric Terms to Avoid

(26) Steep learning curve. Scores of authors use the phrase “steep learning curve” or “sharp learning curve” in reference to a skill that is difficult to master. For example, when referring to the difficulty of learning a complex surgical procedure (endoscopic pituitary surgery), one author team contended that it “requires a steep learning curve” (Koc…

New: The Supernatural History Series!

Some of my new Supernatural History Series packs are done! The store can be found here. Included in the series are newly designed and typeset editions of: The Wonders of the Invisible World/A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England  Witches ... by Cotton Mather and Increase Mather (Boston, 1693), A Report of the…

Twitter and the Heartbreak of PowerPoint

It's hard to even know where to start. This PowerPoint slide "explaining" Twitter's new strategy statement is amazingly incoherent. What does the Venn diagram mean? What is the difference between the company's scope and their competitive advantages? And what could "objective" possibly mean here? How is "be[ing] one of the top revenue generating  companies in…