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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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“Toward” vs “Towards”: How to Spell Words Right, Even When They Sound Wrong

One of the common pieces of advice teachers give to students learning to write English is to think of how something sounds.  When a child is struggling to spell a new word correctly, the teacher will say, “Sound it out,” … Continue reading

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5 Quick Tips to Make Your Writing Instantly Better

From dissertations to personal statements and books to business reports, no matter what you are writing, it is important.  You have an audience to engage and ideas you want to communicate.  While using a professional proofreading and editing service will … Continue reading

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5 Grammar Tips for a Great Valentine’s Day Date

No matter if it’s a first date or a 401st date, everyone wants to look his or her best on Valentine’s Day.  Planning the right restaurant, the right clothes and the right flowers are a great start, but what about … Continue reading

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Resolve to Spell Words Right This New Year

What better way is there to start off 2014 than by gaining a mastery over your holiday season spelling and grammar? No matter how much technology advances, there is no more effective way to prevent unnecessary errors than by developing … 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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