Finding the Editor Within by Luc Sante

By Karen Christensen A terrific essay in the Wall Street Journal that will be useful to our Berkshire Publishing authors and to anyone struggling late at night or in the hours before dawn to finish some piece of writing they've promised but not found time to work on during our increasingly crowded days. The idea of

By |2012-03-13T17:34:26-05:00March 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“How do I cite a tweet?” Please don’t!

But if you have to (and that should be so rare as almost not to need a rule), the Modern Language Association advises: Begin the entry in the works-cited list with the author’s real name and, in parentheses, user name, if both are known and they differ. If only the user name is known, give it

By |2012-03-08T13:52:04-05:00March 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Typos Give Away a Scam Artist

By Mary Bagg My husband Bob, who is a poet and a translator of ancient Greek drama, got an email out of the blue yesterday inviting him to speak for an hour on 30 April 2012 at King’s College in London (Strand Campus) about a rather daunting topic, the “Mystery of Life and Death.” The person

By |2012-03-06T00:20:36-05:00March 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Em dashes, Ebooks, and Berkshire’s Little Book of Mormon

By Mary Bagg Conversations about Mormonism during these early months leading up to the US presidential campaign have been notable, notes Berkshire’s CEO Karen Christensen, for a lack of knowledge of the basics tenets of the faith, except for the avoidance of coffee and Coke. Berkshire has decided to combine some of the articles we’ve published

By |2012-02-09T16:28:42-05:00February 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bill’s first blog post (ever)

Bill Siever's first ever blog post. In the coming weeks I will (finally!) get started blogging in earnest. For material for this blog, I plan to mine my daily interactions with authors, editors, and others in the course of working on our 10-volume Encyclopedia of Sustainability. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to interact

By |2012-01-18T21:41:50-05:00January 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

From the Punctuation-Police Blotter

By Mary Bagg Every once in a while I’m copied on an email exchange in progress and asked to police a point of style or grammar that has the sender in a quandary. My job is to render a quick decision (more as a judge than a law enforcement officer) and to hand down the ruling

By |2012-01-18T19:25:32-05:00January 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Crossing the Atlantic

It's fortuitous that the "On Point" blog was going live today, because this coincides with the delivery of an issue of The Author, the quarterly magazine of the UK Society of Authors. I've already heard from two people about my letter to the editor, which was inspired by our work on the Berkshire Manual of Style

By |2011-12-15T17:31:25-05:00December 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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