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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…

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…

Bing Bang Bongo

Bing, Bang, Bongo: How to Write a Five-Paragraph Essay

Aug 17, 2017 in Writing

Five-paragraph essays are a fact of student life. If you’ve ever stared at a blank page while attempting to write one, you’ve probably wondered if…

Writing with APA

Beginner’s Guide to Writing in the APA Style

Jul 28, 2017 in Editing, Writing

You’re just about to get started writing an amazing term paper, and as you are reading the requirements, you freeze. APA Style? What’s APA? A…

En Dash

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

Jul 21, 2017 in Grammar

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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