Occasionally we see today some newspaper or magazine article which contains a single asterisk within the text, but which contains no corresponding footnote to indicate the meaning of the textual note. What is the meaning of this lonely asterisk smack dab in the middle of a text? No one knows. Except, perhaps, the writer who put it there. Presumably, the writer may have wanted to emphasize a particular point, or give added importance to a statement. However, without a note at the bottom of the page the reader has no clue as to what the asterisk stands for.
Many people who self-publish leave the editing until the end. This is a big mistake. As a writer, you should edit before formatting. The Internet has given writers a lot of gifts, but perhaps the biggest is the ability to publish. Anyone who wants to write a book can do it. However, writers frequently overlook basic […]
There are rules for writing—including using formal over informal language when you write—that can extend to editing. Within this blog post, the author will discuss this rule and how to apply it to the task of editing.
Transitional words or phrases are used in speech and in writing to link parts of a sentence, create flow between adjacent sentences, create an emphasis, or clarify meaning. They can be broadly classified by their purpose into:
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 […]
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 […]
Is your dissertation proofreading finished? You’ll need certain help and guidance to finalize this undertaking. You need to polish the text and ensure that all tables and figures are inserted successfully. You must review that it formats correctly according to the style guide and your university department’s guidelines. This is where a dissertation editor comes […]
As we all know, every paper/thesis/dissertation has to have references. These tell the reader that you know what you’re talking about because you’ve read every article ever written on your subject! (At least, that’s what it feels like.) Also, they indicate that you can justify your research in light of what others have done. Both […]
Finishing your dissertation is a significant accomplishment. It is equally important to make sure that the dissertation is reviewed and carefully edited so it is an accurate portrayal of your work and the subject matter. This blog will give you ideas and tips on how to edit your work. Remember that employing a professional editor […]