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editing

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

Jul 06, 2017 in Editing

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

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 in…

Common Writing Errors

10 Common Writing Errors

Jun 28, 2014 in Writing

Common writing errors and how to avoid them. We know that English writing rules aren’t easy to remember, especially when you take into account different…

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…

Loose or Lose

English Grammar 101: Lose vs. Loose

Oct 28, 2013 in Grammar

Lose vs. loose ...which is right? Short Answer Loose: able to be removed, not tight Lose: to misplace something, to be deprived of something Long…

punctuation tips

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

Jun 25, 2013 in Grammar

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…

Proofreading, editing, copy editing

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…

ie or eg

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

Oct 22, 2012 in Grammar

I.e. vs. E.g. 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).…

farther or further

English Grammar 101: Farther vs. Further

Feb 15, 2012 in Grammar

Farther vs. further...which is right? Short Answer Farther describes physical distance, while further describes figurative distance. In some cases, when the distinction between physical and…

despite or in spite of

English Grammar 101: Despite or In Spite Of?

Jan 17, 2012 in Grammar

Confused about the difference (if there is any) between these two terms—despite or in spite of—that are often used interchangeably? Check out our quick tip…

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