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Jan 28

January 28, 2013

Red Dwyer

Getting to Know Red Dwyer

From the desk of Valentine Logar: As an acolyte of Red, I have abundant opportunities to ask her questions I am not the only one who wants the answers. I wanted to know her answer for one of the questions she asks everyone else.

Posted in Authors, Editor

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Comparatives

Comparatively Speaking

Some words are commonly mistaken for other similar words or homophones. To ease the confusion, refer to the hints and tricks to remember which word is appropriate.

Posted in Better Writing, Editor

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Semicolon

Semicolons

Semicolons are essential to complex and entertaining writing. Using semicolons properly enhances the reader’s experience by providing breaks in the action which clarify, combine and characterize.

Posted in Grammarian, Punctuation

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Homophones

Homophones

A homophone is a word which is pronounced like another word with a different spelling and meaning. Words which sound alike are often confused. Choosing the incorrect spelling of a homophone can drastically change the meaning of what you write.

Posted in Better Writing, Editor

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Brevity: Top 3 Ways to be Succinct

Wordiness obfuscates concepts. Simple sentences in plain language engage readers in the content rather than exercise their brains attempting to parse the language. Three very simple techniques are quick ways to trim words without trimming meaning.

Posted in Better Writing, Editor

Dec 20

December 20, 2012

Commonly Confused Nouns & Verbs

One of the first items on your editor’s agenda is to make sure you really meant to say what you wrote. Writing the wrong word when you meant something else will confuse, irritate and frustrate your readers. Often, nouns and verbs which sound similar are confused for one another. This quick guide will help you choose the right word.

Posted in Better Writing, Editor