Month: December 2017

Easy Guide to That vs. Which

on December 23, 2017 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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The rule for US English is actually pretty simple to state: use that when the phrase that follows is essential for the meaning of the noun (or is a dependent phrase), and use which when the phrase that follows offers additional, nonessential information about the noun (or is an independent phrase). Getting it right, however, can be complicated.


Top 5 Eyesores in Self-Publishing

on December 13, 2017 by ProofreadingPal in Publishing
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You have to pay attention to formatting and presentation when you’re getting ready to self-publish. When it comes time to self-publish your book, don’t make these five key layout mistakes.


Microsoft Word Guide: Using the Ruler for Indents

on December 4, 2017 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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Let’s look at how Word’s built-in ruler automates the indentation of text, along with why you should use it rather than indenting manually.


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