Asking for a minute of a copy editor’s time is like trying to approach a giant African millipede – they look scary, but are quite harmless. Lara Godwin is an editor at Clarity Editorial. ...

Taking it from the top, Archbishop Desmond Tutu aptly described our new country as a rainbow nation. I suspect this metaphor will forever capture the nonracial future South Africans have imagined, warts and all. We were, of course, lucky to have Madiba as the father...

A common mistake in writing is to use its when you mean it’s, and the other way around. The rule is deceptively simple on the surface: it’s is a contraction of “it is” or “it has”, while its is the possessive form of “it”....