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We're noticing a trend with APA references: University programs across North America are asking graduate students to submit their final reference list such that the lines of each entry stay together on the page. Students have been responding by scanning their...
When I text, I can't seem to bring myself to omit periods, start sentences with lowercase letters, and use abbreviations. My kids tell me I am overthinking things. What do you editors do?Is it okay to forget about spelling, punctuation, and capitalization when...
This post covers a common error in writing of all kinds: incomplete comparisons. How is it possible to have a comparison without two or more objects? Well, it isn't! Unfortunately, you probably encounter examples of incomplete comparisons every week. So, what makes a...
Question: Should I capitalize words like Google and Internet? I see it written different ways depending on the author and publication. What is the hard and fast rule for whether I should capitalize Google and Internet or not?Let me google that for you... (just...
Did you know that punctuation can be "smart"? (Well, now you do!) In this post, we share our (super easy) insider tips for making the punctuation in your document as smart as can be.What is smart punctuation? As you can see in our image, smart punctuation is rounded,...
When I write dialogue in text, do I need to separate each speaker’s speech into its own paragraph, or can I leave it all on one line? Read on to find out.
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