Writing is more than just taking a pen to paper or tapping away on the keyboard. A good writer has a working knowledge of basic grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary. You may be thinking...
Proofreading and editing one's own writing is very difficult. A quick reread seldom exposes the errors inherent in the work, but following the steps discussed in this article, should help you devel...
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One of the most frequent errors that I find when proofreading or checking transcriptions is the misuse of homonyms, or strictly speaking homophones. Homonyms are actually words with different meanings...
A style guide is a means of documenting your approach, as a writer, to the main elements of writing style that you believe need to be consistent. Style guides are generally associated with specialist...
To is a homophone. I know what you're thinking - a what? A homophone; if you watch Jeopardy you know homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings and are spelled differently. H...
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When writing anything for publication, proofreading should never be skipped or skimped. Thorough proofreading and editing should be an integral part of the writing process. Here are four tips for ef...
A website is the most important marketing tool for many businesses these days. It is often the first point of contact for a prospective client, who could well make a decision about whether or no...