It is often difficult to sort out when to italicize a title in our writing. There are so many types of content that it becomes difficult to keep track. In early school years, it is relatively easy—underline book titles (as most people generally can’t italicize their handwriting). Then comes high school, where you have to […]
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Technical writing is an umbrella term for numerous types of writing, including theses, dissertations, journal articles, reports, periodicals, even regular emails. The list goes on. But usually the author is trying to inform the audience, the writing is formal, the work non-fiction, and they follow a certain format. Everyone starts technical writing as early as […]
In today’s text-speaking, emoji-using, informal world, it’s commonplace to use contractions to mimic the spoken word—after all, who among us speaks formally all the time? But when is it not okay to use them?
As a professional editor, I work with a wide variety of material: everything from archaeology research papers to zombie love stories. Despite the extreme differences between these two genres, every work of English can benefit from the five following pieces of advice.
Your thesis/dissertation is often the culmination of several years of work and research. Not to mention its use as the entrance into your professional career. As the dissertation expresses your professional viewpoint, it is essential to use every resource available to you to ensure your work is ready for submission. Here are some dissertation editor’s […]
The Internet provides many resources for outsourcing your online business editing needs. Free services, low-cost sites, as well as professional editing and writing services will be explored. This blog will investigate popular sites that are recommended for several search engines. It will also provide valuable support options for developing professional products. There is an important […]
No one will argue that the writing journey from book idea to print can be daunting. However, it might not be as challenging as one might think—especially if you have a plan for what you will write, you line up a reliable editor, and you know how to look for a publisher. Once you know […]
Editing, whether it is for an academic journal, a short story submission, or a non-fiction manuscript for publishing, always follows basic rules of grammar and punctuation. This blog article is the second in a series of editing skills and services, such as those FirstEditing.com provides. This blog will help you learn the basic rules of […]
There are certain important things every writer should look for when hiring an editor. Not all editors and editing companies are created equal. So to sort through the editorial slush pile, there are things you can look for that will ensure a professional and positive editing experience. One of the things writers must decide before […]
Now that you’ve finished your book or other document, you might have some ideas in mind for your editor, and that’s great! But, before choosing your editor, do you know what to avoid? Naturally, you know what you do want. And that’s a consummate professional, one who is highly skilled, respects your work, and will […]