How to Mass Replace Single Opening Quotation Marks to Apostrophes for Contractions

I've been researching on ways how to change a single opening quotation mark to an apostrophe, but to no avail. It would really help a lot of Filipino editors and authors, especially writers like me who use yun, wag, no before, not knowing that these are misspelled. It's okay if you write this way. We … Continue reading How to Mass Replace Single Opening Quotation Marks to Apostrophes for Contractions

Editorial Style: Pronunciation Spelling

As an editor, I was trained not to edit dialogues to retain the realism of whatever language the character speaks, only recasting for clarity if necessary and changing obvious typographical errors. However, I make exceptions when the whole manuscript is problematic, meaning even the narrative paragraphs are written poorly. For example, my style is to … Continue reading Editorial Style: Pronunciation Spelling