Wednesday, May 26, 2010

OMG! English is taking over the world!

Inspired by the blogs of the students in my Intersession course (links at right of this screen), I am providing a list of resources for anyone interested in editing for print or online media.

How online media are helping the English language conquer the world: an excerpt from Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language by Robert McCrum, and a New York Times review of the book.

Numbers are our friends! Especially percentages and percentage points.

Here are two explanations.

Purdue University’s OWL provides many useful resources dealing with writing and editing.

Check out the section on logic.

These points on logic are particularly useful when editing advertising and public relations material -- and, of course, journalism.

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