The Editor's cCorner: APA Editing

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

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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

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Use Style Separators with Level 3, 4 and 5 Heading Styles

According to the APA style, the body of the paragraph follows directly after level 3, 4 and 5 headings. However, when using MS Word’s automated Table of Contents (TOC), if a heading style is applied to the heading so that … Continue reading

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3 Easy Tips to Help Avoid Plagiarism

Throughout most of human history, plagiarism was not a crime—it was an art form. While historians have accused many great artists and thinkers of the practice, the charges rarely stuck. Some even wagged their tongues at the moral prudes: as … Continue reading

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Why Getting to the Point Matters (When Writing an APA Paper)

One of my best friends is a Ph.D. in political science candidate at Purdue University, and as a teaching assistant he grades the APA papers of undergraduate students. One of the problems he finds most frequently, he once told me, … Continue reading

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The One Question to Ask When Looking to Hire an Editor

One of my highest priorities as editor in chief of DLA Editors & Proofers is to be personally available to our clients. While the demands on my time sometimes prevent this, I enjoy introducing myself to prospective clients, especially when … Continue reading

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