Peculiar names for groups of animals

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This list of peculiar names for groups of animals includes some I guarantee you’ve never heard of!

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Some cool and funny editing markup symbols

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My readers might enjoy looking at this article “7 key elements of micro-editing” by Laura Hale Brockway. It does a good job of reviewing the basics of editing at the sentence level. At the fun level, it has a cool chalkboard graphic showing some editing markup symbols you might never have seen before!

WordNerds: How many of these German words used in English literature could you define?

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Most editors are familiar with Leitmotiv, but what about Knittelvers or Wahlverwandtschaft? Take a look at this post from one of my favourite online writers. You can follow her on Twitter @miette.

http://miettecast.tumblr.com/post/36813650906/the-elective-affinities

One space after a period

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A lot of older people who grew up using typewriters still haven’t “unlearned” the rule of putting two spaces after a period at the end of a sentence. This should never be done now. Word processors automatically add the correct amount of space, and if you insert two spaces between sentences, the resulting text will look poor, containing large chunks of empty space.