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Month: January 2020

How to Make Your Writing More Inclusive

on January 20, 2020 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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You should shun discriminatory language as you should shun discrimination; doing so also allows your message to reach the broadest audience and lends credibility to your words.

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Really Tricky Apostrophe Rules

on January 9, 2020 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar
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In this post we cover the apostrophe rules that are, for lack of a better word, downright wacky. If you’re going to be an expert, you’ll have to memorize these individually.

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Poetry Tools to Enhance Your Prose: Analogy, Part 2 (Metonymy and Synecdoche)

on January 2, 2020 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides
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This time, let’s go way out there and look at a pair of related poetic devices that seem, at first glance, hopelessly roundabout and exotic: metonymy and synecdoche.

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Tips for Using Singular “They”

on January 1, 2020 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar
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As an editor, I am naturally sensitive to language matters, and I took this criticism seriously. I’ve made an effort to modernize my pronoun usage, and in today’s blog I’ll provide tips to avoid gender bias in your pronoun use.

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