Q&A with a Technical Editor Redditor

The New Reddit Journal of Science recently featured an AMA ("Ask Me Anything" Q&A) with a science writer and technical editor. She offers some really helpful comments and links to people who want to work in science journalism. Science AMA Series: I’m Celia Elliott, a science writer and technical editor, and today I’d like to…

Working with a Line Editor

In her blog, "Disregard the Prologue," Kate Sparkes has been writing about her experiences with independent publishing. Her post on working with an editor is excellent. She also has a publishing FAQ that deals with some of the questions she's asked about her choice to self-publish. Included in her post is a link to another site page that explains how much editors…

The Sequence of Cumulative Adjectives

Cumulative (aka attributive) adjectives, unlike coordinate (aka correlative) adjectives, do not require commas between them when placed before their object in a sentence. While coordinate adjectives are sequentially interchangeable, there is a standard order to cumulative adjectives that most native English speakers understand intuitively without necessarily realizing it: Articles, possessives, and demonstratives:  the, her, those…