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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 Time Management Techniques for Academics

There is no shortage of books available that offer time management techniques, but books take time to read. Time you don’t have! Scribendi.com understands that, so we have compiled a quick list of time management techniques that will help you manage your time more effectively. Continued...


A Microsoft Office 2010 Review

I am, by trade, an editor and writer. So am I, the astute reader might ask, the right person to write an article entitled "A Microsoft Office 2010 Review"? The answer is quite simple. I am the right person to write this article because I am not an IT guy. Continued...


A Microsoft Office 2010 Review

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...


Adjectives or Adverbs?

Are you constantly confusing adverbs and adjectives? Scribendi.com's editors will help cure your confusion for good. Continued...


Adjectives or Adverbs?

This podcast provides definitions and examples of both adjectives and adverbs. It highlights key points to remember when identifying and including them in your writing and provides a few exceptions you should be aware of. Continued...


All About Adjectives

Are adjectives causing you aggravation? Are you unsure of the difference between adjectives and adverbs? Perhaps you are asking yourself “What is an adjective?” Whatever the case, this article will help you make sense of these descriptive words. Continued...


All About Adjectives

English just wouldn't be the same without these descriptive words. If you're looking for detailed explanations and examples of what an adjective is and how to place them properly, then this podcast will answer all your questions. Continued...


All About Adverbs

The adverb belongs to a large class of words that add information by qualifying or modifying a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a preposition, or a clause, indeed anything except nouns and pronouns (which are modified by adjectives). Confused? Don't be! After we provide some examples of adverbs, you will have a much better understanding of this mystifying modifier. Continued...


All About Nouns

The English word “noun” comes from the Latin nomen, meaning “name.” We use nouns to name something, that is, a person, animal, object, place, action, or abstract idea, such as an event or quality (boy, koala, block, farm, invasion, or kindness). Nouns can be defined more precisely by the other words that go with them. In particular, nouns often have the definite article "the" in front of them. Continued...


All About Pronouns

Are pesky pronouns causing you grief in your ESL English writing? Relax—our ESL editing and proofreading experts are here to help explain this troublesome part of speech. Continued...


All About Verbs

When it comes to constructing a sentence, the verb is widely considered to be one of the most integral elements. In the simplest of definitions, a verb is an action. Drink, walk, talk, drive, and dive are all verbs. But as with everything English, it can't possibly be this easy, can it? Continued...


An Example Outline

Writing academic papers is not easy. Sometimes you may have all of the research done, but just can't put pen to paper. If that is the case, you may need to write an outline. This article provides an alphanumeric example outline. Continued...


APA Series Part Five: APA Reference Page

Part five of our APA series provides an example of an APA reference page done to the latest standards of the The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Continued...


APA Series Part Four: APA Title Page

Are you unfamiliar with how to write an APA title page? Our editors explain how to properly format an APA title page. Continued...


APA Series Part One: APA Style and APA Formatting

APA style is a widely accepted editorial style used for Social Science papers. APA rules and guidelines are published in the reference book The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This article looks at what is involved with writing to the APA rules. Continued...


APA Series Part Three: APA References

Scribendi.com's editors tackle what many consider to be the most difficult part of APA formatting: references. Continued...


APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format

In the first article of our APA series we talked about APA style and formatting basics. This article will now discuss how to write an APA-styled paper, tackling essay components like the title page, abstract, and body. Continued...


APA Series: Style and Formatting

Many of us in the social sciences are required to use APA. However, APA style and formatting are important for more than just your references. Part one of this five-part series will guide you through the basics of APA style , including things like what margins and spacing to use. Continued...


Are You Confused by Hyphenation?

Are hyphens causing havoc in your humanities papers? Have dashes destroyed your dissertation? Don't let punctuation puzzle you any longer; We are here to help. Continued...


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