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1. How to Cite White Papers by a Professional Editor
How to Cite White Papers by a Professional Editor
The term white paper was coined when governments in the United Kingdom and the United States used the phrase to refer to papers that explained government policies. Since the 1990s, white papers have been used for commercial reasons as a form of marketing communication. They promote new products b...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:06:03
2. Using active verbs versus passive verbs in non-fiction writing
Verbs come in two distinct forms, the active and the passive. Most don't know the difference and often get confused...aren't all verbs active? Well, while all verbs refer to an action - a passive verb has more to do with the construction of the sentence, as a whole, and the verb form rather than ...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:29:29
3. How to Punctuate with Ellipses:
Three little dots, dot.dot.dot.all in a row is an ellipsis and a piece of punctuation that has three main uses. Three dots, Three Uses - and who said punctuation doesn't have a sense of humor? Ellipses are lovely little things, automatically rendered by most word processers into the little line ...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 23 Oct 2011 13:19:23
4. What is Hyphen?
Hyphens are one of the more debatable punctuation marks. Always check your style guide to see which hyphen rules apply, but basically, a hyphen (-) is used to join words or parts of words together-not parts of sentences. The hyphen is half of a dash but does something completely different, so don...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 16 Jul 2011 17:30:19
5. How to cite Magazine Articles?
Gone are the days when all our research came from the library and book upon book. Now, in our modern age, knowledge is becoming more accessible and new discoveries and advances in research are being published at an even faster rate than ever before. Rather than diligently cite our books, we are n...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:10:50
6. How to use a dash in English writing
Have you ever wondered if there were rules governing the use of dashes in English writing? Well, of course there are! Doesn't the English language have a rule for every little thing? "But it's just a dash; how can there be proper and improper ways to use it?" you ask. Guess what? It's not just ...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 29 May 2011 07:42:33
7. How do I cite a website in my paper
So you're writing your research paper, thesis, or dissertation-or maybe even just a non-fiction book-and you've found several websites with great information. These aren't online editions of journals or books; these are informative standalone websites, and they're chock-full of useful facts and f...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 08 Apr 2011 21:43:49
8. How to Punctuate with Ellipses
Nowadays, even writing at college level needs to be absolutely perfect. Before the advent of internet, students suffered in silence trying to write their essays, college applications or theses. However, the numerous on-line writing aids are as much of help as they can be hindrance. Different webs...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:38:10
9. How much is editing Worth?
Virtually everyone who writes something is looking for some kind of payoff, whether it be a fee, the need to influence someone of something, a job, a good grade, or some other goal. But to get the greatest return for what you write, no matter what that return may be, your work needs to stand out....
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 12 Mar 2011 11:48:33
10. How to Use a Comma When Writing an Address
Commas:- The punctuation mark that confounds even the most confident writer. Trying to figure out where the comma goes and where it doesn't can bring a writer her knees. A misplaced comma at best can make a writer look like he doesn't know the craft. At worst, not knowing how to use a comma can c...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:33:13
11. Write with continuity
Writing smoothly can be one of the biggest challenges in any form of writing, whether it is creative writing, academic writing, letter writing, or even speech writing. One of the main goals of writing is making it read as thought it were one continuous thread. The writing should feel effortless a...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 03 Feb 2011 14:23:25
12. manuscript editing
The following article discusses how FirstEditing.com's proofreading editor made it much easier for me with my manuscript. Though I'd been working on it for around 3 years, publishers were still rejecting it, saying things such as, "it needs improvement." Then, my expert editor at FirstEditing.com...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:05:57
13. Why Hire a Book Editor for Dissertation Editing
You have finally come to the end of that long, hard process and your dissertation is finally finished. I know what that feels like, after three years of experiments and laboratory work, and a further 10 months of writing, my thesis was finally finished. I printed out the completed copy, exhaled a...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:56:29
14. How to get rid of grammar mistakes find an editor
Even the best stories would remain unread if they were ridden with grammar mistakes. And this is not just about the final product. The ability of your characters, arguments, revelations to go beyond the slush pile stage depends on having well-written and error-free query letter, synopsis, and man...
How-To & Education - Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:06:34
15. Finding Book Editing Services for an Academic Paper
There are many similarities between academic books and academic papers; in fact, academic papers are often published in book form! Your research paper consists of an introduction (that contains your thesis statement/hypothesis), the body of your work, which contains your supporting information-me...
How-To & Education - Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:04:48
16. The Perils of English Prose
English prose is a minefield of potential errors. From minor mistakes such as the confusion of 'to' and 'too,' 'their' and 'there', and 'whose' and who's', to the more complex problems of construction concerning tense, number and correlation, you have to be very alert to produce a polished piece ...
How-To & Education - Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:24:19
17. ESL Proof-reading
Everybody wants their writing to read smoothly, elegantly, and authoritatively. Whether you are writing a business letter, story, or an academic piece, your reader's impression of you is to a quite great extent dependant on the little things. Spelling mistakes, incorrect use of pronouns, verb dis...
How-To & Education - Fri, 12 Nov 2010 15:17:06
18. Book and Writing Editors What to Avoid?
Now that you've finished your book or other document, you might have in mind some ideas for your editor, and that's great! But, before choosing your editor, do you know what to avoid? Naturally, you know what you do want, and that's a consummate professional, who is highly skilled, respects your ...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 05 Nov 2010 15:26:29
19. First Step to Editing
Editing your own work to help you refine your writing skills and learn more about your own style and habits. It has a critical eye to your own writing means that you acknowledge both your strengths and your weaknesses and can tailor your efforts to focus on areas requiring further improvement. Be...
How-To & Education - Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:38:35
20. How To Improve Your Writing: em dashes and ellipses
Editing, whether it is for an academic journal, a short story submission, or a non-fiction manuscript for publishing, always follows basic rules of grammar and punctuation. This blog will help you learn the basic rules of em dashes and ellipses, and how to use them accurately in your work. While ...
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 01 Sep 2010 12:50:25
21. What is Copy Editing? By a Professional Editor
When a writer seeks out a copyedit from a professional editor, he or she is getting much more than someone who's going to fix the punctuation and spelling. Most writers realize that if they want to take their manuscript further than the hard drive or their computer, or want their paper or disser...
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 01 Sep 2010 11:40:07
22. Thesis Editing Services
Writing your master's thesis, is one of the most important projects you will ever complete. You will want to make sure you dedicate enough time to properly ensure that your paper is properly formatted and edited before you send it to your committee for review. If your committee does not approve y...
How-To & Education - Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:28:54
23. Technical / Research Editing
That research project you've been slaving away over for months is done, complete, written up and now you want to submit the fruits of your labor to the appropriate professional journals for publication. But where to begin? It's actually not a difficult process; in fact, it can be quite easy if t...
How-To & Education - Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:22:24
24. Dissertation Editing Services
Dissertation Editing Services
When what you are presenting carries ANY level of importance, you simply can't afford NOT to have each sentence written as perfectly as possible. Make sure you meet that next deadline by enlisting dissertation editing professionals who achieve phenomenal results according to your schedule. To ach...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:04:07
25. Dissertation Editors
Most graduate students stress over the the need to research and write their dissertations. Understanding the formatting requirements of their advisers and universities and having the dedicated time needed for this important paper can bring many students to their knees. Even worse, for some their...
How-To & Education - Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:56:00
26. Professional Editing Tips
People make mistakes. When it comes to writing, people often make LOTS of mistakes. While some writers struggle with grammar, others find it difficult to control being too "wordy." Still, some aren't quite sure what to include...and what to leave out. Often, writers are so emotionally involved in...
How-To & Education - Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:42:18
27. Editing Services
The cost of editing is an important investment in your work, so be sure you find the right editor. Knowing what to look for in an editor will save you a lot of time and the knowledge to avoid hiring the wrong editor. When you are ready to hire an editor, and start the process of researching edito...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:01:16
28. Book Editing Services
Our professional book editors can 'correct and perfect' ANY writing writer's project! Whether you've just completed the manuscript of a future best seller or you're struggling to perfect your query letter, our highly qualified book editing services will transform YOUR words into perfection! What...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:03:17
29. Book Editors
Editing your documents personally can be challenging for most. It's easy to miss common grammatical errors and spell-check will not always catch misspelled words. Hiring a Professional Book Editor will allow another pair of eyes to review your document and correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, ...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:59:07
30. Correct punctuation
Correct punctuation is absolutely essential in all writing. It can make or break your work as essentially punctuation is vital for the meaning of sentences. Punctuation marks, or symbols, can vary with language and location, and are even evolving over time, but they essentially follow rules to d...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:34:15
31. How do I begin to organize my thesis/dissertation
In this blog, we're going to look at how to organize your dissertation - this also applies equally to theses. Begin with a strong outline. In the months before you complete your actual work, you should be thinking about how best to lay out your dissertation, such that you present your strongest a...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:42:43
32. When to use "its" versus "it's?
It's = it is: It's easy to speak French. = It is easy to speak French. "Its" is the possessive form of "it": It hasn't lost its hope. Maine hasn't lost its hope. So, are there no exceptions to this rule? How come the creators of this intensely confusing language decided to drop the apostrophe f...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 08 Oct 2011 21:21:23
33. How to Cite a Website in Your Research Paper, by a Professional Editor
The Internet is a revolutionary invention that has changed daily life in thousands of ways. E-mail is replacing the handwritten letter (now called snail mail), and instant messaging capabilities have replaced phone conversations, but from a research perspective, the Internet has changed the way w...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:16:27
34. How to use parentheses
So..you haven't actually studied the rules of grammar since, well, grammar school, and you're desperately trying to remember now how to use parentheses properly. Are there even rules governing their use? It seems like there are, but it was such a long time ago and it's such a dim memory now... We...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:02:15
35. How to Cite a Video Source in MLA?
Citing a video source in MLA (Modern Language Association) style can be challenging if you are not aware of the rules that go along with this. As with all other types of citations in MLA, there is a specific format for citing video sources, whether they are videotape or DVD. As with citing Intern...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 02 Jul 2011 18:12:24
36. How to Write a Book Jacket Cover
There is an old saying that goes, "Do not judge a book by its cover." This is not, however, actually true when you are talking about a real hardcover book that is encased in a book jacket cover because the contents of the jacket cover can and will have a great influence on whether people decide t...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:17:05
37. How to Get Help with your Application Essay
There is no need to let the rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation become the most frustrating or painful aspect of your application essay, when there is online help available in the form of an expert editor. Hiring someone to help you refine your application to the best possible standard me...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 21 May 2011 17:23:23
38. Edit my Academic writing
Academic writing is complex. Nonetheless, you'll always begin an academic paper, or book with a central a point, or hypothesis.Academic writing insists that you just supply analysis and evidenceto reinforce up your point. Finishing a paper, dissertation, or perfecting an academic/non-fiction boo...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 15 May 2011 08:25:28
39. How Do I Find a Publisher?
So you have decided to write a fiction novel, a nice reference book or your autobiography. Over the months or years, you've worked hard to finish your book and now it's time to choose a publisher; sometimes a very confusing and painstaking process. It's incredibly important that you choose the pr...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 16 Apr 2011 16:04:03
40. How to Write a Chapter Synopsis, by a Professional Editor
Finishing a manuscript is no easy task. While any book is a labor of love, once it is completed, it still needs to get into the right hands. Publishers and agents don't want you to send them your entire manuscript; what they want (in addition to your query letter) is something called a chapter sy...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:37:14
41. What are book citations
Starting with the last question, citations are a way of acknowledging your source, and they're usually used in academic works-research papers, theses, dissertations and journal articles. If John Jones wrote a book titled "The effective use of white space in advertising" and you paraphrased or dir...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:04:33
42. What is a Style Guide?
What exactly is a style guide? That is a good question to know the answer to before you begin writing an academic paper. And, which style guide are you supposed to use? Academic writing, whether it is a research paper, a thesis, a dissertation, or a paper to be presented at a conference, has to ...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 05 Mar 2011 13:45:55
43. English Tips from an Editor
This guide offers tips to edit your English writing, presented by a professional editor. First, be certain to give your paper a thorough read over after you've completed it. Second, take advantage of your word processing software program. Third, online tools are an amazing reference for nearly an...
books-poetry-writing - Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:06
44. Using track changes
What is "track changes"? The track changes feature, in any word processor, allows you to collaborate with other writers. With this feature enabled, everything you change will appear. If you look at Figure 1, you will see track changes in action. What this figure shows are the changes made by two...
books-poetry-writing - Sun, 08 Jan 2012 15:21:35

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