Twitter on publishing revisited: language and editing
Last summer (2011) I wrote a series of posts reviewing Twitter accounts that provided useful sources of information on:
- writing and authorship
- language and editing
- the book industry supply chain and readership
- the creative economy and IP.
Twitter doesn’t stand still for long. It is time to revisit and refresh those reviews.
In the second post of the series, covering Twitter accounts on language and editing, I recommended @TheSfEP, @Copyediting, and @ChicagoManual then and continue to do so now.
To these, I’d like to add another – @TweedEditing. This is an account managed by Katie Van Heest, who profile reads: ” Chicago-trained editor develops and polishes your academic writing projects”.
According to her company’s website, Dr Van Heest’s ambition is to ” make academic writing polished, presentable, and professional” and to that end she “obsess[es] about grammar, mechanics, argument, formatting, and consistency”.
In fact, @TweedEditing’s tweets are nowhere near as obsessively focused as one might expect from that description. Quite the opposite: of the accounts mentioned here, this is the most wide-ranging. Tweets cover editing, writing, and literary and academic life. They frequently provide links to entertaining or interesting stuff on the web. It was through such a tweet, for example, that I discovered the University of Chicago’s amusing little app, “Write your own academic sentence”.