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Editing Versus Proofreading Podcast

If you are looking for professional help with your writing, it is important to know what you need help with. The differences between editing and proofreading are outlined in this podcast. Knowing these differences will help you obtain the most appropriate service. Continued...


Editing Tips—Making Comparisons Podcast

As part of the Editing Tips series, this podcast gives suggestions about how to make comparisons in academic writing in order to give your reader all the necessary information. Tips and examples of how to avoid a phantom comparison are supplied to help ensure the clarity of your writing. Continued...


A Review of Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft has made some changes to its Office suite of programs. This podcast, written from a clear, concise, non-IT perspective, will update you about what has been removed, added, or changed. Continued...


Front Matter Podcast: What it is and Why it is Important

Maybe you've flipped through the first few pages of a book and wondered what all that information is about, or maybe you've always just skipped those pages. All the material that appears at the front of a book before the actual content is called front matter, and it actually contains some very important information! To learn more about front matter, please listen to our podcast. Continued...


Chronological Resume Podcast

There are many types of resumes to choose from, and making sure you have the right style for the job to which you are applying can be intimidating. A chronological resume is a simple, fact-based resume that allows employers to skim through your work experience and qualifications. If you are planning to write a chronological resume, this podcast will help you understand how to create one. Continued...


Combination Resumes Podcast: Choosing the Right Resume

It is important to have a resume that matches the description of the job you are applying for. This podcast will provide a brief overview of combination, targeted, and mini resumes, and will show you just when to use them in your search for that perfect position. Continued...


How to Edit and Proofread: Tips for Bloggers

Blogs are becoming one of the most popular forms of media. With their easy access and user-friendly nature, anyone can now publish a blog. The informal nature of blogs leads to many errors being published. This can detract from the author's credibility. This podcast provides some tips for bloggers to help optimize his or her blog posts. Continued...


Beginners Guide to Punctuation Podcast

Punctuation marks may not seem important, but they are. Without correct usage of punctuation, the meaning of a sentence can be lost. This podcast will highlight the basic rules of English language punctuation. Continued...


Eliminating Wordiness

When a sentence is too long and is full of extra, unimportant words, it is referred to as wordy. If a sentence is wordy, it can be hard to comprehend and will detract from your writing. Try to follow these tips to avoid wordiness and to produce clear, concise writing. Continued...


How to Write a Character Sketch Podcast

A character sketch is a quick rendering of a character, and writing a sketch is about asking and answering questions. In order to write a character sketch, you must ask yourself questions about your character. Only you, as the author, can answer these questions. In this podcast, our manuscript editors recommend prompts to get you thinking about who your character is so that you can write a clear and concise sketch. Continued...



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