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I am a guest blogger on An American Editor, writing about editing, indexing, and occasionally other topics.

Editing

Romanized Arabic in English Texts
Part 1: Sources of Variations
Part 2: Other Challenges for Editors
Part 3: Spelling the Definite Article
Part 4: Omitting, Capitalizing, and Alphabetizing the Definite Article
Part 5: Inserting Symbols and Creating Shortcuts
Part 6: Using AutoCorrect and FRedit for Special Characters
Part 7: Style Guides for Islamic Texts

Indexing

Basic Vocabulary
No Magic Wands
The ABCs of Alphabetizing
The Metatopic
Names in Indexes
“See also” Cross References
Lessons Learned in Using DEXembed for the First Time
More Lessons Learned in Using DEXembed for the First Time
Multivolume Indexes
Get Your Finger Off that Search Button: How Not to Index

Other Topics

Helping Clients with Version Control
How Not to Network