Welcome to the Editarians Blog
The Inkpot is our forum for dipping into the expertise we have amassed over the years and sharing it with you, our readers. We want to inform, elucidate, educate—and perhaps inspire—you on the nuances of academic writing (and everyday writing, too!). Plus, we have a ton of hacks and tips that can make the process much quicker and easier.
Writers tend to stumble in the same places. We’re here to remove roadblocks and make molehills of your mountains.
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With this blog, we hope to provide insight and motivation to help you write your papers more easily, more accurately, and more confidently. In addition, we’ll share tips on everything from creating a system for collecting references, to overcoming procrastination, to remembering grammar rules.
In this post we cover APA guidelines for margins, page size, and page orientation. We then cover in detail how to set up APA page formatting in Microsoft Word. Using a Mac? Check out our section on setting up margins and page layout in Word for Mac. Margins The first...
In this blog post we examine running heads in APA Style. We cover what purpose a running head serves, do’s and don’ts to follow, how to format a running head for an APA paper, and how to count characters to ensure the running head is within the character limit.
When you need your cursor to start at the top of a new page, do you hit enter multiple times—or do you insert a page break? This blog explains why using multiple carriage returns is a bad habit and shows you the super-easy keyboard shortcut to “break” that bad habit.