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Month: May 2018

Guidelines for Quoting and Paraphrasing Sources in Your Writing

on May 29, 2018 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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If you’re writing on a topic in literature, medicine, engineering, history, or anything else academic, you need to use outside sources to support your ideas, and whether you get a solid A or you flop depends a lot on how effectively you use your sources.

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How to Write Stock Characters: Good Villains

on May 12, 2018 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Fiction
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The audience must believe a villain would actually behave that way, which means understanding and even identifying with the villain’s motivations.

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The Optional Comma

on May 1, 2018 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Fiction
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The optional comma can go or not go somewhere depending on what you think works best. It sounds great, but actually, it’s grammar’s version of giving you enough rope to hang yourself.

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