None of the Above
Q. I’m editing an e-newsletter in which the e-mailed page includes the first few lines of each article, ending with a link that says “Read the full article.” In some (not all) cases, the first few lines of the articles end in the middle of sentences. The designer has inserted ellipses in these cases. (Example: Congress passed legislation that . . . Read the full article.) No words are omitted—but I can’t think of anything better than ellipses. What do you say?
Q. How do you set apart a word as a word in a sentence? As in “We are all aware the word fat could be offensive.” Would fat be in quotes, italicized, or just left alone?
Q. In an article I am editing, the book title Di kupe appears (kupe is Yiddish for “heap”), and in the text the author will use the Yiddish word kupe instead of heap. I am following CMOS advice to italicize a foreign word if it is not in the dictionary. However, since the word and the title are the same, I am afraid that it might confuse the reader. Should I translate the Yiddish word when it is not used as a title?