“You keep using that word…”: The Princess Bride and Effective Word Choice

Guest post by Rachel Stuckey Vizzini didn’t have much of an imagination. He couldn’t conceive of the implausible, possible, or even highly probable occurring if it fell outside the scope of his carefully crafted scheme. Inigo eventually questions the precision of Vizzini’s usage, but the proud Sicilian can’t even conceive of being wrong, and that’s…

Writing for investors? Avoid these five phrases

guest post by Danielle Arbuckle   Every industry has its own language, and finance is no exception. Some people may think we use this language to confuse readers (i.e., investors) or, worse, to hide important information with our vague, technical wording. I don’t believe that. In my 10+ years as a financial writer and editor,…

Using the PDF Markup Comments List: One User’s Experience

I am very pleased to release the first guest post on this blog, by my colleague Dawn Hunter, a freelance editor and a multi award-winning author. I [Dawn] use Acrobat’s markup tools, but I don’t use the Summarize Comments function, and neither do the formatters I work with. I have to say it is a neat function and…