The world of texting is like the Wild West in some aspects. It’s wide open and almost without rules. The only rule may be there are no rules. After all, lots of texting involves shorthand abbreviations and other shortcuts. So, r u ready for this? Just as you shouldn’t drink and drive, you shouldn’t text […]
You’re writing a research paper or your dissertation, but you have no clue about how to cite your references. This blog will enlighten you as to the most common mistakes that we, as editors, come across every day. This way, you will know what not to do! No academic paper or thesis can be without […]
Tiny little keyboards and eyes over fifty are not a good mix. Once my friends found out I’m an editor, they all stopped texting me, so I’ll have to go back through my text messages to find the most commonly misspelled words. I told them I wouldn’t send their text back to them marked up […]
While every writer would like to believe his or her work is perfect, the best writers know that a little editorial assistance can smooth a rough draft into a polished final manuscript. Most often, it’s small grammatical errors that trip up aspiring writers. To help you avoid those errors, we’ll discuss five of the most common mistakes and why they’re wrong.
So, you’ve finished your novel or your dissertation, and you want to give it that final read-through and polish. What better way to do this than by using the spell-check function of your word processing program? But wait, before we discuss ways to get the most out of your spell-checker, let’s remember that there are […]
Avoid Writing Mistakes in Texting Everyone’s a writer these days. The ubiquity of cell phones and texting means that the average kid has written the equivalent of several Moby Dicks and a War and Peace to boot by the time they turn twelve. All this writing includes plenty of mistakes in texting. Unfortunately, as the […]
When I was in sixth grade, I won the class spelling bee. As I stood there, my teacher’s words—i before e except after c—echoed in my head. Then I confidently shouted, “Receive . . . R-E-C-E- I-V-E!” I was the kid who loved to read, and I devoured books like they were going out of […]