Why English Editing Services Are Important

You’ve written your novel, autobiography, research journal article, short story, etc. Whatever you’ve written that…

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Editing for ESL Writers: Articles and Prepositions

All writers require some form of editing at some point in their writing project. If they decide to compose a personal…

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Help My English! Tips for an ESL Writer

Expressing oneself clearly in writing is difficult in any language. Getting the ideas that seem so clear and…

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When to Write Out Numbers

The key to a professional writing project is consistency. Because we can spell or write out numbers, it is important to…

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What to Know About In-Text Citations

When writing research essays or articles, it’s vitally important to make sure all research is cited correctly and…

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Do I Need One Space or Two After a Period?

The “two spaces after period” rule was established during the days of typesetters, when additional space was needed…

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History of the Ampersand Symbol

Ampersand The ampersand symbol we know first appeared in some graffiti on a Pompeian wall. It was around the first…

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When to Double-Space

Getting “spaced out” over spacing? Here are some quick tips and ideas to help you figure it all out! When…

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Misused Homophones: When Do I Use There, Their, or They’re?

Correct grammar is the basis for a well-written paper or article. “There,” “their,” and “they’re” are…

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Creating Effective Transitions in Your Writing

For writing to flow smoothly, effective transitions are a must. It does no good for you to have the most…

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Follow These Rules for Comma Usage

There are many different rules for comma usage, and unlike some other sorts of punctuation (e.g., the question mark,…

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When Should I Use “a” or “an” in a Sentence?

The difference between the articles “a” or “an” in a sentence is one of style and sound. When the next word…

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Using a Thesaurus to Improve Word Choice

Most of us wish we had a better vocabulary and more sophisticated word choice. We usually wish we could find better…

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Grammar Tips for Texting

The world of texting is like the Wild West in some aspects. It’s wide open and almost without rules. The only rule…

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How and When to Use the Ampersand

Primary ampersand usage varies from language to language. In Germany, the rule is to use the ampersand within formal or…

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How to Use Parentheses

When deciding when to, or how to, use parentheses, an editor will first determine how important the information is to…

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How To Use Possessive Nouns

It is one of the greatest challenges of a writer to get the grammar and spelling of words and sentences right. That is…

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When to Write Out Numbers in English Writing — Follow These Rules

English has many rules for writing numbers, and just as many authorities disagreeing with each other about them. Here…

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How to Know When You Need Proofreading Help

You’ve written the next great bestseller. You’re not sure if you’re ready for anyone to read it yet. You’ve…

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Where to Find Help When Proofreading Your Writing

Throughout the world, there are many great storytellers. Everyone has a story inside of them, whether it is a legendary…

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Using Semicolons and Colons

This article details how to use semicolons and colons. Semicolons A semicolon creates separation. They often…

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The Proper Use of Hyphens

This short tutorial will detail the proper use of hyphens. There are simple guidelines to determine when and how to use…

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Top Five Most Common Citation Mistakes

You’re writing a research paper or your dissertation, but you have no clue about how to cite your references. This…

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Pre-Writing Using the Stasis Theory

Sitting down to write can be hard, and trying to find a topic worthy of writing about even more difficult. If you…

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