The Editor's cCorner: Posts by DLA Editors & Proofers

Getting Used To APA? You’re Not Alone

  Transitioning to college means a new schedule, new responsibilities, and, for many, a new way of writing. Students in the science disciplines will find that their instructors require their papers to adhere to the APA style. The APA Style … Continue reading

Posted in APA Editing, Dissertation and Thesis Editing, Paper Editing

Using the Slash: AP Versus Chicago

  Looking to slash your regular writing habits? If you’re a Chicago-style writer, you’re in luck! AP writers, on the other hand, might want to look at other options. Check out what the AP vs. Chicago blog advises on using … Continue reading

Posted in Book Editing, Copy Editing, Dissertation and Thesis Editing, Paper Editing

Altogether and All Together: There’s a Difference

  Ready to proofread your blog and social media posts, but confused by grammar altogether? Marko Ticak brings some helpful examples from around the Web all together for this Grammarly article!   Altogether vs. All Together   Altogether means “completely,” “all … Continue reading

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Understanding Homophones: Affect Verses Effect

  It’s no secret: The English language is confusing. Homophones—words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spellings—embody this confusion. Affect and effect are a common example. How do you keep the two straight? Grammar Girl suggests using … Continue reading

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Comma Drama: Punctuating “Such as”

  Although we see our fair share of glaring errors, the most common mistakes tend to be more subtle. One or two misplaced commas might not sound like a deal breaker for your next paper, but keeping typographical errors from … Continue reading

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Numbers in the AP and Chicago Style Guides

  If you’re an academic or business writer, chances are you work in different style guides regularly. Keeping each style guide straight can become confusing, especially when it comes to numbers. Here’s a helpful piece we found from the wonderfully … Continue reading

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Compound Adjectives in APA (and Other Styles, Too!)

  The rules of hyphenation are complex, and those writing in the APA style often agonize over them. If you’re sweating over whether your paper is “well written” or “well-written,” check out this tip we found on the APA Style … Continue reading

Posted in APA Editing, Copy Editing, Paper Editing, Professional Editing, Professional Proofreading

Antonia Reyes: An Everyday Wonder Woman

  “That’s not fair!” Antonia Reyes would protest when she perceived her parents treating her differently from her two sisters. She would often also say it when she saw a stranger being treated unfairly and wanted to help.  Growing up … Continue reading

Posted in Client Spotlight, Copy Editing, Personal Statements, Professional Editing, Professional Proofreading

I.e. and E.g.: What’s the Difference?

  Writing a paper or drafting a dissertation? Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the acronyms “i.e.” and “e.g.” Forgetting the difference between them is all too easy. Check out Grammar Girl’s trick, below, to be … Continue reading

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Dayla Santurri: A Pioneer Supporting Women

Who doesn’t love a grandmother’s—especially an Italian grandmother’s—cooking? Dayla Arabella Santurri grew up on her grandmother’s meals, often prepared in a little kitchen built out of a closet at the garage her grandfather started in 1930 in Cranston, Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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