Students and Academics

Why Hiring a Copy Editor is a Good Idea

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Copy Editing and Why You Need It

Scribendi.com's editors explain everything you need to know about copy editing. Continued...


I Should Have Used Scribendi.com

Scribendi.com's infographic explains that bad grammar happens to good people. Continued...


How to Write Concisely

Scribendi.com's article about the importance of writing concisely. Continued...


Free the Apostrophe

Scribendi.com's Free the Apostrophe infographic highlights apostrophe abuse and illustrates how apostrophes should be used correctly. Continued...


Editing vs. Proofreading

Scribendi.com's infographic about the difference between editing and proofreading. Continued...


How to Avoid Telling Writing in Fiction

One of the most often quoted axioms is “Show, don’t tell.” The idea is to keep students from explaining the story, that is, to stop them from using telling writing and use showing writing instead. I have compiled ten tips that actually show you how to avoid telling writing. Continued...


Curriculum Vitae Example

Now that you know how to write a CV and format a CV, examining an example is the next step in preparing to create or update your own CV. Continued...


Does Expository Writing Have You Confused?

Maybe you find yourself on this page because your instructor asked you to write an expository essay, and you aren’t exactly sure what’s expected of you—if so, you’ve certainly found the right place. Expository writing, or exposition, is a type of discourse used to describe, explain, define, inform, or clarify. It literally means “to expose.” Continued...


Quotation Marks: How to Format Quotation Marks

Who knew formatting quotation marks was so complicated? In order to help you navigate their subtle nuances and unpredictability, Scribendi.com has compiled a list of rules to help you properly format quotation marks. Continued...




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