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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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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

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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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DLA Editors & Proofers Earns Coveted A+ Rating From BBB

HOUSTON, TX — September 3, 2015   Houston-based editing and proofreading service DLA Editors & Proofers (DLA) (http://www.dlaeditors.com) has been awarded an A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The A+ Rating is the highest rating awarded by the … Continue reading

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How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

From job applications to applications for graduate school and medical residency, letters of recommendation are critical to the success of the candidate.  Their purpose is simple: to show a personal view of the candidate from a trusted, relatively objective, third … Continue reading

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Does Your Brand Need a Style Guide?

  Any successful company or organization will tell you that the key to their success is their brand.  They will also tell you that their brand is much more than their logo.  It is anything that represents who they are … Continue reading

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Why Wild Fonts Will Not Get the U.S. Attorney General’s Attention

I will never forget the phone call I received one Friday two years ago.  It was early in the afternoon, and just by the caller’s tone I could tell he was in a hurry.  He immediately told me the reason:  … Continue reading

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Being Honest, and Why It’s Better Just to Tell the Truth

We have all heard someone say “to be honest” or “if I’m honest” when speaking, and perhaps we have also thought about the mixed messages such a phrase can send.  When you use a phrase like “to be honest,” it … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Your Blog Posts Edited

There is no doubt that blog posts play a central role in the marketing efforts of businesses and organizations of all sizes.  The reason for this is simple:  Nothing expresses the identity, personality and purpose of your organization like the … Continue reading

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