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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Hyphens Between Compound Adjectives

Knowing when to use a hyphen can be confusing, given that several rules are governing the utilization of this mark. The…

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Tgats Alright, Im Vefan.. Top 5 Misspelled Text Message Words

Tiny little keyboards and eyes over fifty are not a good mix. Once my friends found out I’m an editor, they all…

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Using Professional Editing Services is Cost-Effective

It is important to spend time and money to ensure that your résumé, letter of interest, etc., is error-free and gives…

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Five Editing Tips for Creating Natural Dialogue

Capturing natural speech patterns and conversation on the page is not as easy as it looks. Ironically, the most…

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A Critique Helps – Find Out Why

A professional critique can be immensely helpful at whatever stage your book exists. Perhaps you are working on your…

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Format and Presentation of Your Manuscript

To give a professional impression when you are trying to market your manuscript, it needs correct formatting to be…

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Examples of Common Mistakes Made When Using the English Language

There are many common mistakes everyday people make in regards to the English language. No one is immune to an error…

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Editing First – What to Do Before Approaching an Agent

In today’s increasingly competitive market, it’s essential to have your manuscript as polished as possible before…

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What Is an Editor? (And Why You Need One!)

You have that final research paper nearly done, and you want it as flawless as possible before submitting it to your…

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