common comma mistakes

Unnecessary Commas and Common Comma Mistakes

Nov 15, 2017 in Grammar

Perhaps because it is one of the most common punctuation marks, the comma is also one of the most commonly misused. Unnecessary commas abound, but…

Aid vs. Aide

The “Aid” vs. “Aide” Conundrum

Oct 25, 2017 in Grammar

A Handy Guide to “Aid” vs. “Aide” What’s the difference between “aid” and “aide”? “Aid” can be used as a noun or a verb and…

hyphen year old

Hyphens and “Year Old” Phrases: When to Use Them

Oct 19, 2017 in Grammar

Is There a Hyphen in "Year Old?" Whether you should hyphenate “year old” is one of those little grammatical issues that isn’t really an issue…

principal vs principle

Grammar 101: Principle vs Principal

Oct 12, 2017 in Grammar

“Principal” and “principle” are two similar terms that are very easy to confuse, and even experienced writers sometimes mix the two words up. In this…

9 Awesome Online Writing Resources

Sep 29, 2017 in Writing

The Internet is a fertile ground for writers seeking information, and the number of online writing resources seems to grow daily. That’s a bit of…

whose vs who's

Who’s Right? Explaining Whose vs. Who’s

Sep 21, 2017 in Grammar

Everyone makes the occasional typo or grammatical slip-up. That’s why we have editors—and Facebook friends who insist on correcting our use of whose vs. who’s…

white paper

6 Tips for Writing a White Paper

Sep 14, 2017 in Writing

A white paper is a short, authoritative report that provides readers with information of value. As a business tool, white papers are used to educate…

Chicago Manual of Style

Editing 101: The Chicago Manual of Style

Sep 09, 2017 in Editing

If you’re writing a book and need editing, no doubt you’re going to turn to The Chicago Manual of Style. It is the preeminent style…

writing skills

8 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Sep 01, 2017 in Writing

If you’re a writer, or want to be one, chances are that you are looking for ways to enhance and improve your writing skills. The…

Editing style

What Are the Different Editing Styles, and When Do I Use Them?

Aug 24, 2017 in Editing

If you’re looking to employ an editor or editing service, you need to know what editing style to request. There are literally dozens of English…

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