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When I was in middle school, my language arts teacher made our class present a report on a historical topic. She start off the unit by playing Billy Joel’s “We
It’s been a long, though not a lazy, summer. My editing business is blossoming, so much so that I’ve decided to send my son to preschool. He’s starting this week.
Did you know there’s a difference between “such as” and “like”? “Such as” is for when you want to create examples. “I like animals, such as cats.” “Like” is for
David finished his Ph.D. at Texas Tech University at the same time that I was working on my master’s. In his interview, he shares some classic advice as well as
Even though it’s perfectly acceptable to say, “I was wondering if you’d like some coffee,” that’s not technically correct written English. That’s because “if” isn’t the right word to use
“Affect” and “effect” might be two of the most commonly confused words in the English language. Most people pronounce them exactly the same way; instead of using a long “a”
Even editors have to look up all of the particulars for how to cite sources according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Here are three quick, easily memorizable tips for
Michael earned his Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University at the same time that I was working on my master’s degree there, and he was in
When I edit a paper, I always use Microsoft Word’s track changes function. The track changes function marks all of the changes that I make to the paper. It keeps
When I edit an APA references page for a dissertation or thesis, I begin with a quick initial scan and check the titles first. I’ll proofread more thoroughly on the second
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