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Aw, That Damn Dash: What’s the Difference Between En and Em Dashes?

Jul 21, 2017 in Editing, Proofreading, Writing

Perhaps the most confused and misunderstood of punctuation marks in English is the dash—particularly the en and em dashes. You’ve probably heard about them, but…

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Why Do I Need an Editor? (And What Do They Do, Anyway?)

Jul 06, 2017 in Editing, Proofreading, Writing

Have you ever wondered if you need to hire an editor? Maybe you’re currently working on a project, or you just finished one and are…

Grammar 101: “Every Day” vs. “Everyday”

Jun 15, 2017 in Editing, Proofreading, Writing

  Every day, we run across the everyday error of choosing between “every day” and “everyday.” So what’s the difference? Aren’t they the same? Not…

Principles of Copyediting

The Principles of Copyediting

Dec 28, 2013 in Editing

Have you ever seen the Walgreens Town of Perfect commercials? Sometimes we see authors who actually think they live there—who think that their writing turns…

Period Inside or Outside of Quotations

English Grammar 101: Do I Put the Period Inside or Outside the Quotation Marks?

Jun 25, 2013 in Editing

Do I put the period inside or outside the quotation marks? Short Answer The period always goes inside the quotation marks. (This, however, is not…

English Grammar 101: When to Use I.e. vs. E.g.

Oct 22, 2012 in Editing

Everyone knows that i.e. and e.g. are abbreviations (we think it’s the periods that give it away, but maybe that’s just us). However, what are…

Know if my Source is Credible

How Do I Know if My Source Is Credible?

Oct 02, 2012 in Editing

As we mentioned in our article on finding credible sources online, evaluating whether or not a source is credible, and therefore usable, in your research…

The Lesser-Known Editing Symbols

Mar 01, 2012 in Editing

Proofreaders and editors have a secret language. This language is composed of numbers, letters and squiggly lines that let us communicate with each other quickly…

English Grammar 101: Despite or In Spite Of?

Jan 17, 2012 in Editing

Confused about the difference (if there is any) between two terms that are often used interchangeably? Check out our quick tip on knowing when to…

The Power of Proofreading

Jan 05, 2012 in Editing

As a company dedicated to proofreading and editing, we at Elite Editing of course already know and passionately believe in the power of proofreading. So…

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