When authors and copy editors disagree

Author Seth Godin blogs, “An anonymous copyeditor working on my new book unilaterally changed each usage of ‘persuade’ to ‘convince.’”[1] The word “persuade” has specific meaning to Godin. In his view, the act of convincing someone is based on presenting facts. Persuasion is is what results from convincing someone. The words are not equal or interchangeable to Seth, so he […]