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Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers
Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

These editing and proofreading tips for bloggers will help the you optimize your posts and get the most out of your online publications.

What is an Editorial Calendar?
What is an Editorial Calendar?

Want to write more articles? And more often? Then follow in the footsteps of magazine editors and utilize an editorial calendar.

NaNoWriMo: Are You Ready?
NaNoWriMo: Are You Ready?

November is just around the corner and that can mean only one thing—authors worldwide are sharpening their pencils in preparation for NaNoWriMo. Not in the know about NaNoWriMo? This funny little acronym stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is the ambitious—albeit fun—goal of writing an entire novel in one month.

How to Write a Screenplay
How to Write a Screenplay

The editors at Scribendi explain how to write a screenplay and offer helpful tips that might make your script a blockbuster hit.

Editing or Proofreading?
Editing or 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.

10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Editor
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.

Making Comparisons
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.

How to Write a Plot
How to Write a Plot

A straight path 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.

How to Write a Plot Outline
How to Write a Plot Outline

There are many names for a plot outline; one of our favorites is the plot skeleton. Whatever you refer to it as, the plot outline is what will hold up your story if you know how to use it—or cause it to collapse if you don't.

How to Write a Query Letter
How to Write a Query Letter

Writing a pitch or query letter is the first step to getting published. Agents and editors read query letters to find new material they are interested in selling or publishing. Most agents and editors will never read unsolicited manuscripts, but they will almost always read an unsolicited pitch.

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