The Editor's cCorner: Copy Editing

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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Trimming Your Writing: How Reducing Word Count Improves Effectiveness

  The most effective writers convey their ideas in as few words as possible. Whether you’re aiming to promote a new product with a press release, persuade your audience with a white paper or write the next great American screenplay, … Continue reading

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Tips for an Outstanding Query Letter

  When it comes to writing an outstanding query letter, details matter. As editor in chief of DLA Editors & Proofers for the past 10 years , I have seen firsthand how authors with great manuscripts and marketing potential fall … Continue reading

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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

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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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