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Editing in the Tropics: Be Careful What You Wish For

Playa Carrizalillo, one of our favourite beaches in Puerto Escondido (photo by Arlene Prunkl)

One of my biggest career dreams had always been to edit book manuscripts on a beach beneath sunny, tropical skies, palm trees, and palapas. In January 2014, I had the opportunity to do just that when I went on a six-week tropical getaway to southern Mexico with my husband. He’s Read more…


On the Road Again: An Interview with Rachel Stuckey

Rachel Stuckey's workspace at Punspace Wiang Kaew co-working space, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 2018

AV caught up with editor and world traveller Rachel Stuckey, aka the Nomadic Editor, in Thailand recently for a quick interview. Rachel’s path to editing on the move is fun and inspiring—and may get you thinking about how you can work while travelling (or travel while working), even for short Read more…


Packing for the Long Haul: Inside an Editor’s Suitcase

In December, I packed my Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) in a box that won’t be opened for at least twelve months. Sounds blasphemous, doesn’t it? Don’t worry—it’s in good company, alongside my beloved Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Unfortunately, they take up too much space in my luggage, which holds everything Read more…


Voyager pour enrichir sa langue

Les voyages forment la jeunesse. Ce proverbe, basé sur une idéologie très en vogue au XVIIIe siècle, illustre bien la curiosité langagière dont fait preuve le réviseur lorsqu’il découvre un nouvel endroit. La langue devient ainsi un connecteur direct entre le réviseur et la culture étrangère. Les voyages permettent au Read more…


German Lessons with Mrs. Cheese

At the feisty age of sixteen, I was given an opportunity to study in Switzerland. My intention was to improve my French skills, but after committing, I found out that the only exchange spot was in Bern, the country’s German-speaking capital. My teenage determination told me I could learn the Read more…


Editing for an International Audience

When I was an editorial assistant, my first mentor suggested that editors have the difficult job of preserving the author’s voice, while improving the quality of the text to get it into the shape and format required for submission. And this is to be done without upsetting the author—many authors Read more…


Readers’ Travel Tips

I was thrilled when I got approval to extend my vacation overseas. I diligently checked with my AirBnB that I would have a stable Internet connection that could handle downloading images and Skype calls. I brought my laptop and confirmed the night before that everything would connect properly. But I Read more…


Tech Talk

This is the first in a series of articles on technology as related to editing. Whether you work in-house or freelance, chances are you’ll eventually be called upon to work while on vacation or otherwise travelling. Fortunately, editing is the sort of work that can be done remotely with relative Read more…


La technologie expliquée

Cet article est le premier d’une série qui explique la technologie propre à la révision. Noter que la plupart des sites Web mentionnés sont disponibles en anglais seulement. Que vous soyez salarié ou pigiste, vous aurez fort probablement à travailler pendant vos vacances ou tout autre déplacement. Heureusement, la révision Read more…