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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Why a Master’s or PhD Does Not Guarantee Great Dissertation Editing

While this may come as a surprise, whether someone has a master’s degree or PhD makes little difference in his or her ability to be a great editor, let alone one for your dissertation.  There are, essentially, two components to … Continue reading

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How Do I Find a Great Editing and Proofreading Service?

As they do with many other important decisions, people are increasingly turning to the internet to find an editing and proofreading service for their documents, and there is no shortage of options.  With so many providers available, first, how do … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Dissertation Editing Service

When you are working on something as important as your dissertation, the dissertation editing service you choose should be able to meet your needs. How do you decide who to trust with a document so critical to your future? Anyone … Continue reading

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