We often think of editors as just a tribe of grammar police. Well, that is a part of the work, but it's not all. Picture this scenario. An upscale restaurant promises to provide an exciting experience for its customers. The business assures them that the food is superb, the service excellent, and the environment relaxing. … Continue reading What does an editor do?
Two days ago, I had a brief online discussion with someone about grammar. It centred on the idea that the writer's job is to focus on content and leave the worry of grammar to the editor. I believe that assumption is misguided. As a writer or blogger, you should take grammar seriously. Grammar is not … Continue reading Why Grammar matters
Can you believe that 'Latinx' is actually a word? I was proofreading a 600-page book about the career of a world-renowned Nigerian scholar. Then I came across a phrase: 'Latinx Catholics'. My immediate instinct was to change it to 'Latino (or Latina) Catholics'. This was certainly a typographical error, I mused. After all, there is … Continue reading Check. Don’t assume
Textouch began with a fascination with stories. Whether it was the tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, or the story of Ade and his adventures, or the experiences of the young African in a new city, stories caught my attention. They drew me to partake in a world so real and yet so strange. … Continue reading The Textouch Story