Advice and Articles tagged with proofreading

Capitalization Podcast: Not Sure When to Use Capitalization?

When am I supposed to use capitalization? If this is a question you ask yourself, then listen to this podcast. Continued...


Decoding Traditional Proofreading Marks

A proofreader uses a series of proofreading marks and symbols to suggest changes, correct spelling errors, improve punctuation and generally enhance the quality and readability of a hard copy document. 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 Podcast

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 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...


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 Podcast

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 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 vs. Proofreading

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


Homophones Podcast: Do You Mean There, Their, or They're?

Many people have a difficult time grasping the fine details of English grammar, and a common ESL mistake is mixing up different words that sound the same. Homophones are dissected in detail in this podcast. Continued...


Homophones: Do You Mean There, Their, or They're?

If you find yourself making common ESL mistakes, it's OK. English is one of the hardest languages to learn. Being such a blend of original language sources has led to a kaleidoscope of peculiar spellings for English words and the creation of several hundred homophones. Continued...


How Business Editing Will Help You Avoid Redundancies Podcast

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 Proofreading Cost?

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


How to 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...


Not Sure When You Should Use Capitalization?

Capitalization in English entails quite a bit more than simply knowing to begin names and titles with capital letters. Our editors will guide you through the quagmire that is capitalization. Continued...


Scribendi.com Offers New Online Proofreading Course

ProofreadingCamp.com is an online proofreading course that teaches you how to proofread any document with confidence. Continued...


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