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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…

English Grammar - Loose v Lose

English Grammar 101: Lose vs. Loose

Oct 28, 2013 in Proofreading

Short Answer Loose: able to be removed, not tight Lose: to misplace something, to be deprived of something Long Answer Many people, while perusing the…

Proofreading v Editing

The Power of Proofreading Part Three

Jun 12, 2013 in Proofreading

Because they both have to do with identifying and fixing mistakes in writing, it can be easy to think of editing and proofreading as one…

English Grammar - Faze v Phase

English Grammar 101: Faze vs. Phase

May 30, 2013 in Proofreading

What’s that you say? You’re not fazed with the difference between phase and faze? Well, you ought to be! These words may be pronounced the…

Power of Proofreading

The Power of Proofreading Part Two

May 04, 2013 in Proofreading

"OK, I'll bite," you decide, joining us in this second part of our series The Power of Proofreading. "What is the definition of proofreading?" In…

National Proofreading Day

Happy National Proofreading Day!

Mar 07, 2012 in Proofreading

Today, March 8, is National Proofreading Day! National Proofreading Day promotes mistake-free writing and communication to enhance a personal and professional image, according to the…

The Worst Proofreading Mistakes of All Time

Dec 13, 2011 in Proofreading

We all make mistakes. It’s just human to not get everything right, all the time. As we will discuss in our upcoming series, The Power…

What is Syntax

Quick Tip: What Is Syntax?

Oct 08, 2011 in Proofreading

To begin, take a look at this sentence: It was getting dark out, and the ______ ________ ________ decided she'd better catch a cab back…

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