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Editing Characters

“The Indecisive Novelist’s Characters”: Tom Gauld seems determined to draw brilliant cartoons that perfectly illustrate major topics from each of my categories.

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My Doctoral Thesis Template, or: How You Learn to Stop Worrying and Love OpenOffice.org

Two years late but here it is: my OpenOffice.org thesis template, up for grabs under a Creative Commons license.

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Textual Transparency, With Birds

After that awful, controversial German Spelling Reform, some of your readers will continuously be aware of your spelling, no matter which rules you choose.

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Dashes and Ellipses (American Style)

To consistently differentiate between pauses (ellipses) & interruptions (em dashes) is not only good orthographic behavior, but also increases narrative options.

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The Importance of Being One’s Editor

In times when more and more publishers don’t focus on professional editing anymore when it comes to publishing a book, it’s you who should be alarmed.