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

Tips for Preparing a Successful ERAS Application

  10+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE   With over 10 years’ experience in guiding candidates in applying for medical residency, and having critiqued and edited 1,000+ ERAS applications during that time, I have seen firsthand just how far the way in which … Continue reading

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How to Write a Strong Conclusion to Your Personal Statement

  END WITH A BANG!   You can hook your reader with the introduction to your personal statement and wow them with magical words in your personal statement, but if you don’t write a strong conclusion to your personal statement, … Continue reading

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Personal Statement Examples – Our Guide to Your Best Personal Statement

  Your personal statement can’t say enough about you, but then again it must. Keep it too short, and programs will think you’ve got something to hide or that you can’t be bothered to tell your story, either way giving … Continue reading

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Making Trademarked Words Plural

  Everyone knows the importance of spelling a trademarked term correctly, but what happens when a trademarked word needs to be made plural? Electronics companies looking to ensure their social media posts and press releases are error-free should pay attention … Continue reading

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Understanding Homophones: Wether, Weather & Whether

  What do a castrated goat, today’s forecast, and a tricky conjunctionhave in common? Grammarly’s Shundalyn Allen breaks down these homophones. From white papers to screenplays, make sure to pay close attention to keep from confusing them—or ones like them—in … Continue reading

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Sentence Variety: Bringing Writing Back From the Boring

  Worried your business report or screenplay is starting to sound robotic? Purdue OWL’s Ryan Weber and Allen Brizee discuss how sentence variation energizes writing!   Strategies for Variation   If your logo didn’t appear with your content, could your … Continue reading

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Defining Your Brand

  Brand consistency is one of our corporate clients’ top priorities. We seek to ensure that every press release, white paper, or other business document is stamped with each client’s signature voice. In addition to developing a style guide, companies … Continue reading

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Better Business Writing: Capitalizing Correctly

  A common mistake we come across when editing press releases and blog posts is job title capitalization. Keeping the rules straight can be tricky: Check out Grammar Girl’s solution!   Capitalizing Job Titles   Capitalizing job titles can be … Continue reading

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Stop Blanking, Start Writing: A Guide for First-Time Novel Writers

  It’s November, which means National Novel Writing Month is well underway! Feeling lost? The Creative Penn offers great first steps for materializing your ideas. Check them out, and you just might join the ranks of our award-winning novelists, including … Continue reading

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A Clear Perspective: First-Person Point of View in APA

  What point of view should you maintain when writing in the APA style? The answer is more fluid than you might have thought. Depending on your content, institution’s requirements, and personal style, you may have the option to use … Continue reading

Posted in APA Editing, Dissertation and Thesis Editing, Essay Editing, Paper Editing, Professional Editing, Professional Proofreading

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