Category: Professional Writing

What to Do When You Can’t Use Emojis

December 3, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing

This time, let’s deal with the fact that emojis are still not OK in professional and some types of personal communication and consider some good alternatives.

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Tricky Issues in Plagiarism: Part 2

September 6, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing

This time in our plagiarism avoidance master class, we’ll discuss some even murkier areas dealing with the difference between copyright violations and plagiarism and how to refer to common sources.

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How to Write a Business Plan

May 28, 2016 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing

Okay, so there is some paperwork involved, you do have to keep good records of what you’ve spent and what you’ve made, and you should really look into setting up a dedicated office (even if it’s just a corner of the spare bedroom), but I promise, no suits are required. Structuring your writing as a business is the smart thing to do, and you can do it in your pajamas.

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How to Set Up a Writing Business

March 28, 2016 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing, Uncategorized

Thankfully, setting up a writing business really isn’t difficult. There are a few steps that need to be done carefully and some details to pay attention to, but once you get the structure in place and get used to a few routines, you’ll be in good shape.

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How Taxes Work for Writers

March 2, 2016 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing

Whether you’re a full-time freelance writer, a weekend blogger, or publishing as part of your regular career, writing at a professional level carries with it some duties and deductions at tax time.

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What Tense Should I Use in Writing?

August 3, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing, Writing Fiction, Writing Guides

People are right to be confused because what tense you should use varies widely depending on your writing style and your purpose.

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How to Write without Clichés: Part 1

July 23, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing, Writing Guides

Don’t try to memorize some list of clichés. There are thousands of them. But also don’t worry that every single phrase you write has to be completely original.

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Pitching Articles

July 16, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Professional Writing, Publishing

How well you can make a living depends on how well you can stand out from the article-writing pack and pitch your skills.

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