The rise of self-publishing and the boom in freelance editing.

Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Recently I read this article shared on LinkedIn and it has some good information about the ever-present evolution of the publishing industry. It leans towards editors; however, I feel anyone looking at getting published might find the editorial process of interest. Happy reading! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/self-publishings-rise-has-led-boom-freelance-editing-services-owens

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Six Tips about Writing with Style!

Posted on Sunday, February 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Think about the clothes you wear. When you woke up this morning you had to chose the clothes you wanted to wear: a pair of jeans, a T-shirt, an Armani suit and so on. Whatever you decided – that is your style. Your writing style also comes from the choices you make. It’s your words, […]

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Six Proofreading Tips

Posted on Saturday, January 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Effective proofreading is a unique skill and there isn’t a foolproof formula that works every time. And in most jobs, people find themselves responsible for proofreading text for their organization sooner or later. Our eyes can jump ahead and something happens in the brain that morphs words together when in fact there can be a […]

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Oxymorons and Redundant Phrases

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Oxymoron: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Redundant: Words or data able to be omitted without loss of meaning or function. Writers habitually  insert meaningless phrases into sentences. They clutter up text with unnecessary words. Learn to recognize an oxymoron and your writing will improve. Redundancies past history       […]

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Putting Statements in a Positive Form

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 | 0 comments

The human mind has trouble comprehending negations. Consider the command: “Don’t think about the colour red.” You cannot help first thinking of red! In your brain, you have to consciously cancel thinking about “red” and then think of another colour. In regards to reducing negatives, I am going to share some examples from Stunk and […]

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