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Month: March 2017

Top 4 Misspelled Words

on March 31, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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I’m interested in writing about these four words in one post because, apart from being misspelled all the time, they seem to have nothing in common.

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The “Misunderstood” Scare Quotes

on March 28, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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Scare quotes should rarely be used. For one thing, they frequently send the message that the writer couldn’t be bothered to state things clearly.

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Comparison and Contrast: Commonly Confused Words

on March 18, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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Expressions of comparison and contrast are a vital part of language. It’s useful to be able to set things side by side and describe how they stack up in terms of size, number, or degree.

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2 Tips for Professional-Looking Fiction

on March 1, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Fiction
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The following come from my own mentors, most of them editors for publishing houses. I’ve found their advice to be solid gold, and these warnings have served me excellently as both a writer and an editor.

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