Don’t be an asshole: an editor’s guide to internet etiquette

A very annoyed seagull screaming the way I want to when people correct someone's spelling on Facebook

When I took my first editing course, our instructor gave us a valuable piece of advice: Don’t correct someone else’s grammar/spelling on social media. Ever. Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn, and internet forums (are they still A Thing? I am old) are the textual equivalent of a casual conversation, often with people you don’t know well…

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