Proofreading vs. Copy Editing: What’s the Difference?

Summary: To the uninitiated, proofreading and copy editing may appear to be the same thing. But if the writer is the…

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Editing Tips From a Professional Editor

Here are a few professional editing tips to improve your writing. Following these tips can help make your writing a…

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Proofreading Follows Copy Editing: It’s the Little Things That Count

Summary: After the copy editing comes the proofreading. The fine art of catching what else is wrong with a…

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When to Italicize a Title

It is often difficult to sort out when to italicize a title in our writing. There are so many types of content that it…

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What Is Technical Writing?

Technical writing is an umbrella term for numerous types of writing, including theses, dissertations, journal articles,…

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When Should I Avoid Contractions in Writing?

In today’s text-speaking, emoji-using, open world, it's commonplace to use contractions to mimic the spoken word.…

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Doctoral Dissertations

You’ve just spent the last three, four, or more years carrying out the research for your dissertation. Now the time…

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How to Write a Book Jacket Cover

Previously, I covered the why of writing book jacket copy. So now let’s roll up our sleeves and get into how to…

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Three Proven Strategies for Outstanding Essays

Whether you're a great writer or one who struggles, it is always important to improve your skills and take your writing…

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Six Relatively Painless Steps To Writing Your Thesis

You’ve written undergraduate papers and even graduate-level papers. But now you’re getting ready to work on the…

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How to Avoid Sexist Language

It may be appropriate to use sexist (or gender-specific) language in a novel. But there are very few times when you can…

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Proofreading vs. Editing

Right off, let’s define the terms. “Proofreading” is usually thought of by people outside the publishing industry…

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Why Font Matters

Do you ever wonder why font matters in your text? Well, it says a lot more than you might think. In addition to being a…

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Rules for Consistency in Writing Projects

Consistency in writing is tantamount. It is important as a writer to establish and use rules for consistency in your…

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How to Send a Press Release

Yesterday we explained How to Write a Press Release. Now that you’ve written your release, knowing how to send a…

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How to Write a Press Release

A press or news release is a statement issued to the media to announce a range of items, including events, awards, or…

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Tips for a Successful Student Application Essay

Write an engaging college essay to make your application stand out!  An excellent piece could help pave the way to a…

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Set Up a Blog: Creating Your Own Virtual Writing Space

Set up a blog to promote your writing career. With either your website or using a free blogging platform, you can…

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How to Write an Electronic Newsletter

A well-designed, easy to read, and interesting electronic newsletter can build a customer or organizational member…

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Benefits of Writing in the Third Person

What are the benefits of writing in the third person point of view? Lately, there has been a bit of a fad for writing…

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Proofreading an Academic Essay for Format and Style

Proofreading the format and style of an academic essay are two of the most important factors on which you can focus…

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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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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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