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Proofreading Marks: What Do They Mean?
Proofreading Marks: What Do They Mean?

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.

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.

Acronyms and Initialisms
Acronyms and Initialisms

Scribendi provides tips to help you use initialisms and acronyms correctly in your writing.

The Post-Interview Follow-Up
The Post-Interview Follow-Up

A post-interview follow-up letter will show your potential employer that you are grateful for the interview opportunity, as well as committed to the position. A follow-up letter will also give you one last opportunity to make an impression.

How to Write a Cover Letter
How to Write a Cover Letter

After weeks of searching, you’ve finally found it: a job posting that suits your skills and interests perfectly. Clinching an interview is vital when it comes to finding employment, so why take a risk? Follow our editor's advice and submit a cover letter along with your resume or application.

How to Format a Cover Letter
How to Format a Cover Letter

A nicely formatted cover letter attached to your resume is a great way to show a prospective employer that you are sincerely interested in the job being offered—it may even give you a valuable advantage over other candidates.

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation
How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

Writing a recommendation letter may seem like a daunting task. Here are some guidelines that can help you get the style, tone, content, and presentation of your letter just right. The end result will be an effective and professional recommendation.

How to Write a Letter of Complaint
How to Write a Letter of Complaint

Life is full of disappointments, but sometimes these disappointments are so great that they warrant further scrutiny. Rather than act like a spoiled child, ranting and raving, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to write a beautifully constructed letter of complaint?

How to Write a Formal Letter
How to Write a Formal Letter

In today’s Internet- and email-driven society, the need to write a formal letter arises less often than in the past. However, it is still occasionally necessary to present a formal letter to obtain information, to apply for an academic program or a job, to complain about a product or service, or simply to express your opinion in an effective and coherent manner.

Understanding Social Networking Websites
Understanding Social Networking Websites

The idea behind social networking websites is really quite simple: the Internet has become a ubiquitous tool, and many people are now spending a large portion of their daily lives online, either for work or recreational purposes. Therefore, it’s only natural for the millions of Internet users all over the world to want a convenient way of staying in touch with each other.

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