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Category: Proofreading/Editing

5 Signs That You Need an Academic Editor

by Ivy Rutledge Oftentimes, we find that students seek the assistance of an academic editor merely days before deadline. Typically, they’re finishing papers at the last minute, not leaving any time for a professional review, and handing those papers to their professors in less than stellar condition.   Here are some signs to consider that…

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Staying Sharp: 8 Tips for Writers & Editors

How Staying Sharp Keeps You Competitive Staying sharp is important—not just for our clients but also for ourselves. Keeping your mind active maintains the connections in your brain and keeps the pathways of learning open like a busy highway. When we stop utilizing those connectors, they become somewhat like dusty, dirt roads. The intersections stop…

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Affect vs. Effect: A Grammar Goodie for You

A Guide to Using Affect & Effect Perhaps no two words in the English language cause more grammar strife than the use of affect and effect. Here is a hands down, trouble-free guide to the use and misuse of these words. Affect Affect is almost always used as a verb, and more specifically as a…

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Content: 4 Reasons Why Employees Should Never Write/Edit

Content is Best Left to a Professional Writer or Editor   1. Your secretary doesn’t have editorial, copywriting, or journalism experience. Chances are you hired your secretary to perform general secretarial or other job-appropriate duties. Same goes for your assistant, human relations manager, customer service representative, etc. If writing web/advertising content isn’t part of their…

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When the Right Words Don’t Come Easy…

Proofreading: Why Everybody Needs It When your word needs to stand… When your words are tools to success or failure… When you need to say it with meaning… When you have one chance to impress or impact… Here’s how Precise Proofing helps you…

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39 Best Grammar Tweets

Here are 39 of our best grammar quick tips…   1.  Avoid ending sentences with a preposition (of, with, for, etc.) as long as the flow is natural. If not, then go ahead…it’s OK. 2.  Place adverbs next to the verb whenever possible. (Turn on the television. Not: Turn the television on.)  3.  Use a…

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Everything You Need to Know About Apostrophes (and 2 more things)

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Apostrophe Confusion   There seems to be a lot of confusion about apostrophes lately. For example, there is a company not far from where I live that makes “Swing’s” for a living—no kidding. It’s on their website, their vehicle lettering, and now on their roadside signs. I wonder if anyone…

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