Editing Matters index – D

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  • Daily Mail (newspaper) Mar 2009, 16
  • daltons (units of measurement) Sep 1989, 8
  • dance Jan 2000, 5
  • dangling subordinate clauses Jun 1995, 2–3; Jul 2000, 8; Jan 2003, 11; Jul 2015, 7
  • dashes Jul 2009, 7; Nov 2009, 1, 5
    • see also hyphens and hyphenation
  • ‘data’, plural and singular use of Jul 2013, 16
  • Data Protection Act (1984) Dec 1988, 2
  • Data Protection Act (2000) May 2000, 14; Sep 2003, 6–7
  • database software Dec 1993, 7
  • Datapost Nov 1991, 5; Jun 1995, 10; Aug 1995, 11
  • dates: Oxford Companion to the Year (book review) Mar 2001, 7–8
  • deadlines May 1989, 2; Sep 1989, 5; Jul 2008, 16
  • debt collection Apr 1990, 3; Apr 1993, 1–3; Jun 1993, 6–7; Aug 1993, 8; Sep 2002, 4; Nov 2005, 9–11; May 2006, 8–9; Jan 2009, 8–9; Mar 2014, 8–9; May 2014, 8–9
    • Better Payment Practice Group Jul 1999, 1
    • claiming interest Jan 2005, 9; Mar 2014, 9; Sep 2015, 5
    • EU Directive on late payments Nov 2011, 3
    • insolvency Nov 2004, 9–10
    • Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act (1998) Jun 1998, 10; Mar 1999, 18; Jul 1999, 1; Jan 2001, 9; Nov 2005, 9
    • mediation May 2006, 8
    • Money Claim Online May 2014, 8
    • small claims court Jul 2002, 5; Nov 2005, 10–11; Jan 2006, 8–9; Jan 2009, 9; May 2014, 8–9; Sep 2015, 5
    • see also payment periods
  • ‘decimate’: misuse of Nov 2013, 5; Jan 2014, 9
  • defamation Sep 2001, 3; Jan 2008, 10
  • degree symbol Sep 2012, 8
  • degrees: publishing Jul 2007, 8; Sep 2008, 3–4
  • delivery services Nov 1991, 4–6; Jun 1995, 10; Aug 1995, 11
  • denoted (by)’: use of Sep 1990, 13
  • Dent, Susie Nov 2012, 4–5
    • appointed honorary vice-president Mar 2016, 1
  • depression Jan 2009, 11; Mar 2009, 11
  • design see book design, and websites: designing
  • designers: working with Nov 1995, 4–7; Dec 1998, 9; Mar 2006, 5–6; 15; conference supplement Nov 2012, 5
  • desk editors Jan 2002, 4–5
  • DeskPins (software) Jan 2007, 5
  • desktop publishing Jun 1990, 6–7; Sep 1991, 4; Oct 1991, 2; May 1993, 11; Aug 1993, 5; Jan 1995, 8–9
    • Design for Desktop Publishing (book review) Mar 1992, 7–8
    • introduction to Nov 1994, 5–6; Dec 1994, 7–9
    • software Jun 1990, 6; Dec 1993, 7; conference supplement Nov 2005, 7; conference supplement Nov 2009, 6
    • training courses Apr 1997, 4–5
  • development editing: conference supplement Nov 2007, 5; Nov 2016, 20
  • devolution: editorial opportunities arising from Apr 1998, 13
  • Devon Group
    • meetings’ reports Mar 2013, 16
    • website Mar 2013, 16
    • see also Cornwall and Devon Group; Exeter Group
  • DHL (delivery service) Nov 1991, 5
  • dictation: mistranscriptions May 1990, 7; Nov 1990, 5
  • dictionaries
    • Black’s Veterinary Dictionary (19th ed.: book review) Dec 1999, 10–11
    • Bloomsbury Concise English Dictionary May 2006, 12
    • Bloomsbury Pocket English Dictionary: All the words you need (book review) Sep 2007, 12
    • Blueprint Dictionary of Printing and Publishing (book review) Sep 1991, 9
    • Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable (book review) Jan 2003, 9–10
    • Brewer’s Dictionary of 20th Century Phrase and Fable (book review) Sep 1998, 11
    • Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors (book review) Sep 2009, 9
    • Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary (multi-user CD-ROM) Nov 2009, 11
    • Cassell Concise Dictionary (book review) Nov 1998, 20
    • Cassell Dictionary of Abbreviations (book review) Dec 1999, 11, 13
    • Cassell’s Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations (book review) Dec 1998, 11
    • Cassell’s Foreign Words and Phrases (book review) Apr 2001, 8
    • Chambers Super-Mini Spelling (book review) Dec 1998, 12
    • Collins Cobuild Learner’s Dictionary (book review) May 2001, 10
    • Collins Dictionary of Mathematics (book review) Mar 1991, 5
    • Collins English Dictionary (12th ed.) Nov 2014, 11
    • Collins Pocket Dictionary and Thesaurus (book review) Apr 1999, 10
    • Colour Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.) Sep 2006, 13
    • Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2nd ed.: book review) Mar 2002, 12–13
    • Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (book review) Mar 1991, 5
    • Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (book review) May 2006, 10–11
    • Concise Oxford English Dictionary (11th ed.: CD-ROM review) Jul 2005, 11–12
    • Concise Oxford English Dictionary: centenary Nov 2011, 3
    • construction of Jul 2003, 3–4
    • Designer’s Lexicon: The essential illustrated dictionary of design, print, and computer terms, The (book review) Apr 2001, 9–10
    • Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2nd ed.: book review) Feb 1991, 12
    • Dictionary of Biomedical Acronyms and Abbreviations (book review) May 1991, 12–13
    • Dictionary of Biomedicine (Lackie) Jul 2010, 11
    • Dictionary of Contemporary Slang (book review) Sep 2006, 12
    • Dictionary of English Folklore (book review) Jan 2002, 10
    • Dictionary of Finance and Banking (book review) Jul 2006, 12
    • Dictionary of Genetics (book review) Nov 1997, 12
    • Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (2nd ed.: book review) Feb 1991, 13
    • Dictionary of Plant Pathology (book review) Sep 1990, 12
    • Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (book review) Sep 2006, 12–13
    • Dictionary of Theatrical Terms (Granville) May 2004, 2
    • Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins (book review) Mar 1999, 12
    • DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary (book review) Sep 1999, 16
    • DK School Dictionary (book review) Jan 2000, 10
    • DK Ultimate Visual Dictionary 2000 (book review) Jan 2000, 10
    • electronic Dec 1993, 11; May 2006, 13–14
    • Encarta Dictionary of World English Jan 2001, 1
    • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics (book review) Mar 1991, 5; Jun 1994, 8–9
    • Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (Butterfield; 4th edn) (book review) Sep 2015, 13
    • French Quick Reference Dictionary (book review) Jul 1999, 10–11
    • From Hue and Cry to Humble Pie: Curious, bizarre and incomprehensible expressions explained (book review) Nov 2001, 7–8
    • German Quick Reference Dictionary (book review) Jul 1999, 10–11
    • Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language Jan 2009, 4
    • Little Oxford Dictionary (book review) Apr 1999, 9–10
    • Little Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (book review) Apr 1999, 9–10
    • Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (book review) Jan 2015, 13
    • Little Oxford English Dictionary (9th ed.) Sep 2006, 13
      and neologisms Mar 2003, 3–4; Jul 2003, 3–4; Jul 2004, 1–3, Jan 2009, 1, 4
    • and neologisms Mar 2003, 3–4; Jul 2003, 3–4; Jul 2004, 1–3
    • New Oxford Dictionary of English (book review) Nov 1998, 20–22
    • New Oxford Dictionary of English (CD-ROM review) Nov 2000, 14
    • New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors: The essential A–Z Guide to the written word (book review) Nov 2006, 10; Jan 2015, 13
    • New Oxford Spelling Dictionary: The writers’ and editors’ guide to spelling and word division (book review) Nov 2006, 10
    • New Penguin Dictionary of Abbreviations (book review) Nov 2000, 10
    • OED Additions Series (vol. 3: book review) Oct 1997, 7
    • Ologies and Isms: A dictionary of word beginnings and endings (book review) May 2003, 9–10
    • online Jul 2010, 11; Sep 2010, 14; Nov 2010, 9
    • Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English Mar 2006, 10
    • Oxford Colour Dictionary (book review) Apr 1999, 10
    • Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary (3rd ed.: book review) Jan 2003, 10
    • Oxford Crossword Dictionary (book review) Mar 1999, 13
    • Oxford Dictionaries Online Jul 2010, 11; Sep 2010, 14; Nov 2010, 9
    • Oxford Dictionary of Allusions (book review) Sep 2002, 9; Mar 2006, 9–10
    • Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences (book review) Nov 2000, 13
    • Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd ed.) Sep 2003, 5; May 2006, 11; (3rd ed.) Nov 2010, 11
    • Oxford Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (book review) Jan 2006, 10
    • Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (book review) Oct 1999, 12–13; Apr 2001, 8
    • Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (2nd ed.: book review) Sep 2003, 9–10; (5th ed.: book review) May 2014, 14
    • Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (book review) May 2005, 9
    • Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2nd ed.: book review) Sep 2003, 10
    • Oxford Dictionary of New Words (book review) Mar 1999, 13–14
    • Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (book review) Jul 2016, 13
    • Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (book review) Nov 2001, 7–8
    • Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying and Quotation (2nd ed.: book review) Sep 2003, 10
    • Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (book review) Jul 2002, 10
    • Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (book review) Nov 2004, 10–11
    • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (book review) Sep 2004, 10–11
    • Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang (book review) Jan 2006, 11
    • Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (book review) Oct 1993, 9
    • Oxford Dictionary of Slang (book review) Mar 1999, 13–14
    • Oxford Dictionary of Thematic Quotations (book review) Nov 2001, 7
    • Oxford Dictionary, Thesaurus and Wordpower Guide (book review) May 2002, 10
    • Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (book review) Apr 1991, 7–10; (2nd ed.) Jul 2000, 8
    • Oxford Dictionary of Zoology (book review) Aug 2000, 12
    • Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary (book review) Jun 1992, 5–6
    • Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Nov 1998, 20–22; Jan 1999, 17; Sep 2001, 10; May 2008, 9, 11; conference supplement Nov 2008, 3–4
    • Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary (book review) Jul 2015, 12–13
    • Oxford Quick Reference Dictionary (book review) May 1999, 13
    • Oxford Quick Reference Spelling Dictionary (book review) May 1999, 13
    • Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (book review) May 2005, 8–9; (2nd edn) Sep 2013, 12
    • Oxford Spellchecker and Dictionary (CD-ROM) Nov 2005, 12; May 2008, 10
    • Oxford Spelling Dictionary (book review) Jul 2001, 7–8
    • Oxford Writers’ Dictionary (book review) Apr 1991, 7–10
    • Paperback Oxford English Dictionary (6th ed.) Sep 2006, 13
    • Penguin Book of Exotic Words (book review) Nov 2000, 12–13
    • Penguin Dictionary of Clichés (book review) May 2001, 10
    • Penguin Dictionary of First Names (book review) Nov 2000, 9–10
    • Penguin Dictionary of Language (book review) Nov 2000, 11–12
    • Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (book review) Nov 2000, 10–11
    • Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (book review) Mar 1991, 5
    • Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy (book review) Jun 1998, 13–14
    • Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors (book review) Jul 1993, 6
    • Penguin Slang Thesaurus (book review) Apr 2001, 10
    • Penguin Spelling Dictionary (2nd ed.: book review) Nov 2000, 9
    • Petit Larousse Oct 1990, 4
    • Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (book review) Nov 2005, 11–12
    • recommended Apr 1989, 2; Nov 2001, 2; Sep 2003, 4–5
    • removal of words from Jan 2009, 1, 4
    • Rough Guide Greek Dictionary and Phrase Book (book review) Sep 2001, 10
    • Spanish Quick Reference Dictionary (book review) Jul 1999, 10–11
    • Webster’s College Dictionary Oct 1991, 7; Aug 1992, 3
  • Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford May 2000, 1; Jul 2003, 1–3
  • diet Jul 1996, 8; Mar 2000, 3–4; Mar 2001, 3; May 2005, 1, 6
    • see also food
  • digital media
    • Graphic Technology: Prepress digital data exchange – CMYK standard colour image data (book review) Oct 1999, 11–12
    • Introduction to Digital Media (book review) Jul 1998, 12
    • Publishing in the Digital Age (book review) Jun 2000, 10–11; Apr 2001, 9
    • and reading Sep 2015, 12; Nov 2015, 23
    • Words Onscreen: The fate of reading in a digital world (book review) Sep 2015, 12
  • Digital Publishing Innovation Summit (2014) Sep 2014, 3
  • diphthongs Nov 2009, 1
  • Diplomatic Service: working for May 2014, 4
  • direct mail proofreading courses Oct 1997, 9
  • direct speech: punctuation of Dec 1997, 16; May 1998, 9; Jul 1998, 9
  • directories, business Jan 2005, 5
  • Directory, Publisher’s Freelance Apr 1989, 4
  • Directory (SfEP)
    • classification system Oct 1991, 6; Jun 2000, 4–5, 15; Aug 2000, 19; Jan 2001, 2–3
    • clients’ use of May 2009, 4–5; Nov 2013, 7
    • composing entries Sep 2006, 5–6; Nov 2013, 7
    • distribution list Mar 1994, 1–2; Apr 1996, 10; Jan 1999, 7; Aug 2000, 19
    • editorship Jan 2004, 12; Nov 2004, 5–6
    • format Oct 1991, 6–7
    • importance of Mar 2000, 11; May 2003, 2; Jan 2004, 7–8; Nov 2005, 13; May 2006, 4; Jan 2007, 6; Nov 2013, 7
    • local directories Jun 2000, 15–16
    • multiple entries Mar 2011, 5
    • online searching Sep 2014, 14
    • production of May 1990, 1–2; Jul 1990, 7; May 1991, 1–2; Oct 1998, 5; Nov 1998, 5; Dec 1998, 14–16; May 2006, 4
    • revision of Mar 2000, 13–14; Aug 2000, 19–20; Jan 2001, 2–3; Apr 2001, 5–6; Jan 2002, 6–7; Mar 2002, 7; Nov 2013, 7; Sep 2016, 8-9
    • subcommittee Mar 1990, 8; Jan 2000, 4; Jan 2001, 2
    • survey of (1993) Jun 1993, 2–3
    • web version Jun 2000, 18; Jul 2000, 10
  • disability
    • and using information technology May 2002, 4–5
    • vocabularies for describing May 1991, 13; Mar 2000, 7
  • Disability Discrimination Act (1995) Mar 2004, 12; Jul 2004, 3–4
  • Disciplinary Committee (SfEP) Jul 2008, 14
  • disclaimers Nov 2006, 5–6
  • ‘discreet’/‘discrete’ Jan 2009, 10; Mar 2012, 6
  • ‘disinterested’/‘uninterested’ Dec 1998, 13; Jul 2005, 16; Sep 2005, 10
  • disk compression software Jan 1994, 12
  • disks
    • for backing up Jul 2006, 1, 6
    • compatibility Mar 1992, 2–3; Apr 1992, 6–7; May 1992, 7; Jun 1992, 8–9
    • editing from Mar 1990, 10–11; Sep 1991, 5; Dec 1993, 8–9; Jun 1994, 2–4
    • Proofreading from Disk (workshop) Jan 1996, 6
    • Writing on Disk: An A–Z handbook of terms, tips and techniques for authors and publishers (book review) Apr 1993, 8–9
  • dissertations see theses and dissertations
  • distance-learning courses
    • Basic Proofreading: A distance-learning coursebook (review) Sep 1996, 7–8
    • Copy-editing Solutions by Distance Learning (training course) Jan 2013, 14
    • Freelance MS Jul 1990, 3–5
    • National Extension College Oct 1990, 5–6
    • Publishing Training Centre (Book House) Oct 1995, 11; Mar 2001, 4; Jan 2004, 14; Sep 2004, 14
    • tutoring Mar 2001, 4
    • webinars Nov 2013, 9
  • distributed proofing Mar 2003, 5
  • Dix, Fiona: profile Jun 2000, 6–7
  • DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Oct 1992, 5
  • document, definition of Mar 2015, 8–9
  • Domesday Book Jul 2011, 1
  • Dorothy Mitchell Smith Training Awards Jan 2002, 14
  • Dorset Group
    • formation of Jul 1989, 2
    • meeting reports Sep 1989, 6–7; Feb 1990, 3; May 1990, 6; Sep 1990, 8; Oct 1990, 7; Jan 1991, 12; Apr 1991, 6; Jul 1991, 8; Nov 1991, 11; Jan 1992, 9–10; May 1992, 11; Aug 1992, 11; Nov 1992, 11; Feb 1993, 12; Jun 1993, 10; Jun 1994, 10; Dec 1994, 11; Oct 1995, 15; Jan 1996, 14; May 1996, 8–9; Dec 1996, 11; Dec 1997, 19; Oct 1999, 14–15; Jul 2007, 15
  • dots: in telephone numbers Apr 1999, 4–5
  • double negatives Sep 2009, 10
  • drinking see alcohol
  • Dropbox (online storage service) Jul 2011, 10; May 2016, 8–9
  • drug names Sep 1989, 8; Nov 1989, 13; Jan 1990, 3; Mar 2001, 6
    • British National Formulary Jan 2001, 10
    • Medictionary: Spell-checker for prescription and OTC medicines in UK (software review) Jun 2000, 9–10
  • 'dry January’ (temporary abstention from drinking) Mar 2017, 12
  • DTP see desktop publishing
  • ‘due to’: use of Jul 1990, 9; Jan 2004, 9–10
  • Duin, Nancy: profile Nov 1997, 2–3
  • Dummies, For (book series) Mar 2006, 1; 6
  • Dunnett, Dorothy Nov 1994, 2
  • Dutch (language): Righting English that’s Gone Dutch (book review) Mar 2014, 13
  • dystopias Mar 2005, 16