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Month: February 2018

Cheat Sheet for In-Text Citations by Style

on February 27, 2018 by Proofreading Pal in Uncategorized
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In today’s post, I’ll explore the intersection of punctuation and in-text citations and the troubles that can arise.

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Using MS Word Lists: Bullets & Numbers

on February 20, 2018 by Proofreading Pal in Editing Tools
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All writing tools or techniques should help you express yourself more clearly. Lists can be particularly useful for this, especially in dense academic writing. Presenting important information in discrete items, rather than a block of text, can alleviate visual clutter and even provide a key to structuring your piece.

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How to Write Stock Characters: The Likeable Superman

on February 16, 2018 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Fiction
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Headhopping: New Fiction Writers’ Mistakes

on February 1, 2018 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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All too often, new fiction writers get excited by the different perspectives their characters have to offer and jump between them in a single scene. This is intensely disconcerting—whose head are we in now? What are they thinking? Why did we leave the other character?—and should be avoided.

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