The First English Copyeditor

William Caxton introduced the printing press around 1400.In the prologue to the first book to be printed in England, The Recuyell(compilation) of the Historyes of Troy, he reflects on his experience in the translating business. He met Lady Margaret, the sister of King Edward IV, and happened to mention what he had done.She gave her critiqueContinue reading “The First English Copyeditor”

Interesting courses and memberships

IGNOU offers a certificate course in copyediting and proofreading, which is of 6 months’ duration. Details are available on the site: http://www.ignou.ac.in Symbiosis Distance Learning Programme offers a 1 year Post-Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design. The site is http://www.scdl.net/pgdid.asp Being an accredited proofreader and belonging to a socity for proofreaders and editors sure helps:Check outContinue reading “Interesting courses and memberships”

Woe is I and Words Fail Me

Visit these bright and cheery sites to know which books on English grammar I’m dying to read, but I haven’t gotten hold of yet:  http://www.grammarphobia.com/books_woe.html http://www.grammarphobia.com/books_words.html About the author: Patricia O’ Conner While she was working at the New York Times, Jane Isay, then the publisher of Grosset/Putnam, asked Patricia O’ Conner to write a lighthearted grammarContinue reading “Woe is I and Words Fail Me”