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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…

National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo

Nov 01, 2013 in Writing

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program that encourages people everywhere to write a novel in a…

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, copyediting

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…

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…

researching Credible Sources Online

Finding Credible Sources Online

Mar 21, 2013 in Writing

How to Find Credible Sources Online Online scholarly databases are a great place to start. Starting with a simple search of your topic is the…

NaNoWriMo

4 Reasons a Hurricane Will Help You Kick-Start NaNoWriMo

Oct 28, 2012 in Writing

It’s a perfect storm: a hurricane brewing off the Atlantic, a possible tsunami in the Pacific, and a blizzard across the Midwest. And all this…

book writing software

What You Need to Know about Book-Writing Software

Oct 22, 2012 in Writing

Over the centuries, technology has helped make a plethora of jobs and tasks easier for people—and writing is no exception. If you are working on…

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).…

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