A Finer Point: How to Use an Ellipsis with Flair

By Riffat Yusuf There are some words I should think about before saying them. Instead, I mispronounce with confidence and blasé out people’s corrections: ‘If-eat? Are you sure? All my French friends rhyme effete with tête.’ (The friends I have yet to make.) There are other words that I rehearse before sharing aloud, such as […]

Manuscript critiques: piecing together the puzzle

By Sophie Playle When a novel crosses my desk for copyediting but I can see ways beyond the sentence level the book could be improved, it can be frustrating. By that point in the publishing process, though, it’s often not helpful to provide suggestions for large-scale revisions. Perhaps you’ve been in a similar position. Or […]