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"A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback" - Jennifer Schuessler - New York Times

Current show on at the Grolier Club in New York featuring some of the books printed at Aldo Manuzio’s famous Aldine Printing Press. Manuzio is largely credited with establishing modern reading as we know it, by making smaller portable editions of classic books. 58 more words


The Importance of Proofing

I had a minor rude awakening this weekend.  My proof copy of The Winter Garden came last weekend, so I decided I would give the book one more round of proof-reading to find some leftover typos and make sure everything was in order.  301 more words


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The Cult of Victimhood - Marcus Tatton-Blue

Feckless unemployed NEATS keep stealing my tax money. Morally spiteful gays threaten my sexuality with their government-approved marriages. Screeching women savage my bleeding ear drums with their howls about rape. 1,154 more words


Friday, 20th February 2015

Hashtalics, n.

Pronunciation: /haʃˈtalɪks/
Etymology: < pun on hash n. + italics n.

Typography in which all words and phrases are preceded by a hash sign (#): employed on Twitter to increase the chances of a Tweet being read, usu. 50 more words


Italics for Direct Thoughts - Love 'em or Hate 'em?

I know what I think. See if you can guess:D

What do you think of using italics to convey the direct thoughts of a character, you know, stuff like: ‘ 568 more words


Equation etiquette

Mathematics can be beautiful. Equations are an important component of technical writing, but getting their presentation correct can be tricky. There are many rules about their formatting, and these can seem somewhat arbitrary. 1,721 more words