Tips on How to Edit Your Academic Essay

As a university student, you need to master academic English to write your papers. It is different from everyday spoken…

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Proofreading and Editing English Written by Second-Language Speakers

English is a language seemingly composed entirely of exceptions to rules. With an extensive history of teaching ESL and…

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How to Use a Spell-Checker

So, you’ve finished your novel or your dissertation, and you want to give it that final read-through and polish. What…

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to Create Footnotes in Research Papers

When writing a thesis or an academic paper, we heavily rely on previously published sources. To avoid plagiarism, they…

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Get Help Editing Your Academic English

As a college or university student, you doubtless learn to master academic English to improve your papers. It is often…

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How to Use Spell-Check

On many word processing programs, there is a spell-checker function. Because all spell-checking programs are different,…

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Citing Websites in Research

These days most people are using the Internet to find the majority of the information for their articles, theses,…

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How to Use the MLA Style Guide

You might be surprised to hear that the MLA format is still alive and well in English writing. This format is requested…

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What Are Quotation Marks?

Quotations are tricky: you have to get them just right. Any word changes, punctuation mark alterations, editing or…

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How to Use Track Changes

The Microsoft Word Track Changes tool can enhance the editing service provided. This article will detail how to use…

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How to Use a Semicolon

Basic grammar skills are paramount in today’s society. It takes nothing more than an error on a cover letter or…

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What Is the AMA Medical Style Guide?

The AMA medical style guide is the editorial manual for the American Medical Association, and it first appeared in…

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How to Self-Edit a White Paper

Learn how to edit your white paper before publishing. White papers come in two main forms - the political and the…

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