Advice and Articles tagged with editing

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor

Good writing comes from good editing. A professional editor does more than correct mistakes; they can help you turn lead into gold! The following are 10 reasons to hire a professional editor. Continued...


10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor

Good writing comes from good editing. A professional editor does more than correct mistakes; they can help you turn lead into gold! The following podcast includes 10 reasons to hire a professional editor. Continued...


Copy Editing and Why You Need It

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


Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

Starting a blog is easy and once you do, you have the potential to reach millions of people. Unfortunately, the simple nature of blogs and blogging often breeds a careless mindset when generating a post. Bloggers are often too caught up in the thrill of their story or opinion to properly edit or proofread their piece. We’ve compiled a short list of tips in order to help the average blogger optimize his or her posts and get the most out of his or her online publications. Continued...


Editing Tips—Active and Passive Voice

Are you unsure whether to use the active of passive voice? Our editors explain why using the active voice will make your academic papers stronger. Continued...


Editing Tips—Active and Passive Voice

As you are writing your novel, it is helpful to keep some tips in mind that will help strengthen your overall storytelling. One way to improve your writing is to use the active rather than the passive voice. If you are interested in learning more about active and passive voice, listen to this podcast! Continued...


Editing Tips—Making Comparisons

This is the second in a series of articles addressing several common grammatical issues. This article explains phantom or one-sided comparisons, which might be the most prevalent issue of all, particularly in academic papers. Continued...


Editing Tips—Making Comparisons

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...


Editing Tips—The Wandering Only

In this article, we discuss what we call the wandering or misplaced "only," which, although common and usually understood in everyday casual speech, is often confusing and has no place in formal or academic writing. Continued...


Editing Tips—The Wandering Only

In formal academic writing, the placement or improper use of "only" is a mistake that can affect the clarity of your work and potentially change the overall meaning of your sentences. This podcast details how to avoid the wandering only and also gives examples. Continued...


Editing versus Proofreading

It's common for many people, including business professionals and first-time Scribendi.com clients, to be a bit unclear about the differences between editing and proofreading. Continued...


Editing Versus Proofreading

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 vs. Proofreading

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


ESL Writing Tips

You are a professional and are very proficient at academic writing in your first language, but when it comes to translating your work into written English, suddenly you don't know your "ifs" from your "ofs." This is natural in professional ESL writing, because writing in another language is a lot more complicated than speaking it. However, here are some helpful tips to improve your ESL writing. Continued...


Five Habits to Avoid in Academic Writing

After editing thousands of pieces of academic writing, our editors have compiled five of the most common mistakes that academics make and offer suggestions on how to avoid them. Continued...


Fleshing Out Your Plot

Your selection of setting and character will do a lot in this department, but you also have to carefully craft the sequence of events that will take place between the event that sets the story in motion and the event that brings it to its conclusion. A straight path between the two is rarely interesting. Twists and turns that increase the sense of struggle provide an opportunity for the readers to build stronger emotional bonds with the character and build suspense. Continued...


How Business Editing Will Help You Avoid Redundancies

While literary geniuses are free to flout style conventions, we mere mortals must adhere to them. So how do you purge your paper of redundancies? Our editors explain how to avoid redundancies in your business writing. Continued...


How Business Editing Will Help You Avoid Redundancies

Redundancy comes across as unprofessional in business writing, so it is important to be clear and concise instead of overly wordy. This podcast will supply you with ways to improve your business writing skills so you are precise and professional. Continued...


How Much Does Editing Cost?

Scribendi.com answers the popular question: "How much does editing cost?" Continued...


How to Track Changes in Excel 2010 and 2013

Microsoft Excel's Track Changes function allows revisions to be made to a document and keeps a complete record of all changes made. This can be useful for collaboration and editing. Continued...


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