Run-on Sentences

Run-on sentences never seem to end. Although they let us express so much of our thoughts in so many different ways,…

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Fact-Checking Your Writing

One crucial aspect of professional editing is the process of fact-checking. Merriam-Webster.com defines fact-checking…

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Proofreading Your Work

When you need to begin proofreading your work, it can be an overwhelming and daunting task. You don't know what to look…

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The Five Most Common Problems With Your Methodology Section

The methodology section of a long piece of academic writing can be very tricky. Researchers often have an intuitive,…

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Top Five Writing Mistakes in the Texting Culture

Avoid Writing Mistakes in Texting Everyone’s a writer these days. The ubiquity of cell phones and texting means that…

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Proper Use of Quotation Marks in Fiction Writing

In the world of punctuation, there are many rules and usages. A period likes to stop, a comma can pause, and an…

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When to Underline a Title

Learn When to Underline a Title Although the content is always the most important aspect of your paper, its…

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Too Be or Not to Bee – Five Most Commonly Misspelled Words

When I was in sixth grade, I won the class spelling bee. As I stood there, my teacher’s words—i before e except…

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How Do I Remove My Editor’s Comments in Microsoft Word?

Remove Editor Comments in Microsoft Word In today’s fast-paced, technological society, keeping up to date with all…

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Make Use of Spell Check Settings

Even though using spellchecking functions and tools usually provided in the word processing package of choice seems…

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How to Write a Thesis Statement

The content of your thesis is usually determined by the kind of paper that you’re writing.  Theses can take a number…

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Basic Rules of Thesis Writing

Writing a thesis can be a daunting task.  However, knowing some of the basic rules of thesis writing can make this…

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How do I Create a Table of Contents Using Microsoft Word 2007?

When writing a thesis or a dissertation, planning ahead really pays off. Although font styles, line spacing, alignment…

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Universal Standards of Academic Writing

Academic writing is a broad term that applies to all forms of communications at high academic level, including articles…

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How to Write and Edit Quotations

In academic writing, it’s conventional to back up your statements and ideas with quotations. As you are editing your…

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How to Use the Chicago Manual of Style in English Writing

Should I write “20th century” or “twentieth century”? Is it okay to put “the 1990s” or should I write…

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Self-Editing Tips for Your Book

While hiring a professional editor is a great route to take, perhaps that isn't an option easily available to you. Or…

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What Is Track Changes? An Editor’s Best Friend

This article explains what is Track Changes in Microsoft Word. Track Changes are the best feature in Word. Found under…

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How to Accept or Reject Changes in Track Changes

For an editor, Track Changes in a Word document are a great tool to use, as both they and the client can see where the…

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End Mark Punctuation: Periods, Exclamation Marks, and Question Marks

In editing other people’s sentences we are frequently required to impose some order through the correct use of…

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Editing Contractions in Writing

English editing requires us to manage contractions correctly. For example, we may come across some dialogue with…

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How to Use Punctuation With Conjunctions

Conjunctions are a word that joins phrases or parts of sentences. It is vital to know how to correctly use punctuation…

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When to Use “I” vs. “me”

Even the native English speakers commonly make mistakes when it comes to using “I” vs. “me” in sentences. This…

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Track Changes Guide

You have written an essay and sent it to your supervisor. He has reviewed it and sent it back, but instead of marking…

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