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How and When to Write Complaint Letters

September 26, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

If you have been subjected to a genuine injustice that needs to be corrected, such as illegal, unethical, or reckless action by the company, then you deserve to be heard.

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What Is Passive Voice and How Do I Use It?

September 25, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

In general, the active voice is much clearer, more concise, and direct: all qualities of effective writing. Use the passive voice only if you need to.

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Should I Use First, Second, or Third Person?

September 3, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

It’s pretty easy to avoid second person in formal writing, so the main source of confusion comes from whether to use first or third person.

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How to Write without Clichés: Part 2

August 22, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

Clichés serve many purposes. Unfortunately, they’re all bad.

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How to Show Emphasis in Writing

August 19, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Guides

Here are some subtle ways we can add to our meaning by emphasizing words, expressions, and phrases and suggestions for how to use them most effectively.

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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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ESL/EFL Guide to English Writing Pt 2

July 16, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Editing Tools, Writing Guides

Three common challenges non-native speakers encounter when writing in English and offer some suggestions for dealing with them.

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4 Tips for the Best Resume Format

June 15, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Resumes, Writing Guides

You’ve worked hard on your content; now make sure your recruiter can find it.

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